Rich was awesome! A phenomenal
communicator, coach, and leader. It was obvious that he put his
all into teaching the course and making every effort to help the
students with careful explanations, demonstrations, and then
following through with individual suggestions for improvement. I
absolutely felt respected and encouraged as well as safe.
Streetwise is lucky to have someone like Rich and I'm grateful
to have been able to take the course with him. I'm looking
forward to taking either the refresher course or the experienced
rider course next year.
have an amazing course here. Even if it didn't provide the benefits
of the license (which you make a breeze), insurance discount, etc.
this is something I would do simply because of the amount of fun I
had. Thank you for taking something I expected to be boring and
painful (like drivers ed), and making it fun and enjoyable. I hope
to come back in the future!
Ken H of
Brookline, MA 12/15/2016
Just so you know, I'm 51
and until this past weekend never even sat on a motorbike ('have
too many hobbies). I must say this experience was a little
terrifying at times but very thrilling too! I'm a slow, book
learner but Ron, who's a great guy and a patient teacher,
immediately picked that up and step by step trained me to have
confidence, relax and enjoy learning and practicing. By Sunday I
was looking forward to the range exercises and even made peace
with the gear shifter :D
I had SO much fun this weekend!
Now that I have the basic skills, I can't wait to learn and
practice more to become a better rider.
Please share this
message with Ron and let him know that I'm grateful for his
constructive feedback and supportive attitude at the range.
Warmest Regards and Happy Holidays!
Steve S of Franklin,
Class was great, everything seemed to
be planned perfectly and the instructors seemed enthusiastic
about the content they were teaching, which makes learning
easier and more enjoyable.
Rider coaches were extremely
understanding and patient with new riders, seemed 100% prepared
for the course and put safety first.
process was extremely easy and smooth. Would 100% recommend to a
family member or friend.
Note: Went for a ride on my bike
after class on Sunday and a wild turkey ran out in front of me
while I was going pretty fast through a curve. Happy we did so
much quick stop muscle memory practice!
Thanks for all
-Dylan R of North Easton MA 11/28/2016
Thank you for doing all of that legwork on licenses for all of
us Bob. I have to say that the motorcycle course was terrific.
For someone who had never ridden before, I was apprehensive
about what to expect. But your course was invaluable and you
guys did a great job of teaching us the basics and getting me
for one more comfortable on a motorcycle. Great course. Thank
Pete W of Taunton, MA 11/24/2016
Thank you for everything! I had a great time at the
course, and have a much better idea of what to practice.
(Especially trusting that I can lean the bike further.)
have never been on my bike for that long in one day, before. The
only difference was a few needed Advil.
Steve K of Sharon, MA 11/7/2016
Hi Bob - The course
was excellent. There's a lot I thought I knew but realized I
didn't until taking the course. Very well run - thanks!
Matt W of Norwell, MA 11/6/2016
I thoroughly enjoyed
taking the beginner rider course. I will admit that I didn't
have any motorcycle experience whatsoever prior to the class.
But the riding instructors, Ken and Ron were fully engaging,
personal but professional, and broke everything down to the
basics. Ken was very humorous with his demonstrations, coupled
with his exaggerated gestures, (Mirror check, head nod, etc)
reminded me of the paid actors for instructional tutorials. The
way Ron went over mechanics and concepts, both in and out of the
classroom was very explanatory; making sure everyone was up to
speed before moving on to another topic. Even though most of us
were anxious and flustered, their constant reassurance and
skillful presentation of constructive criticism reminded us that
we it was OK if we didn't understand or if we made a mistake. I
also was impressed by the course material; my drivers ed course
was one of the dullest experiences that I have endured, and I
partially expected a similar experience.
The initial emails,
confirming time, place, and event as well as the information on
what to bring were very helpful...
I would definitely
recommend all my friends to take this riding course. I also
appreciate the fact that you saved me from waiting three months
for the road test, and one and a half hours at the RMV.
-Isaac LeDuc of Arlington, MA 10/25/2016
class, by the way. I loved it and learned so much. I felt
comfortable almost immediately- Ron and Kenny did a good job
Chrissy K of Wellesley, MA
Riding Range -- Great. The closed space
helped me feel a bit more safe and secure. And the way the
drills are explained, marked and demo'd was superb. I never felt
uninformed about what was coming next. Rich kept a tight
schedule which was great for keeping the flow of learning...
How were the RiderCoaches? Did you feel respected and
encourage by them?
Just awesome. Informative, experienced,
amazingly PATIENT... For all the nonsense they deal with, they
never show any judgement, frustration. Nothing but encouragement
and very well applied coaching. On a personal note: I got
frustrated and emotional during the U-turn box exercise. In
reality, I was dealing with some personal stuff and the
frustration of not "getting" this just tipped me over the edge
and I had to take a moment to compose myself. Steve was very
kind and offered the right amount of support. Didn't "baby" me
but also knew I needed some space before getting back on the
course. Both guys are a class act.
Were they well
prepared and did they communicate effectively?
communicators. Always consistent. As mentioned above, Rich was
very good at keeping the class moving at all times.
Thanks for running a great program!
Raina S of Roslindale,
1) The classroom piece was well done,
and to the point. the information coincided well with what was
taught in the riding portion. I actually liked that the class
wasn’t cancelled due to the rain, because I feel that no matter
how wet we got, each rider is thankful that they know how to
operate the motorcycle in adverse conditions.
2) Both of
the rider coaches knew what they were talking about, and were
able to give good advice in a way that could be learned. They
encouraged the students to figure out went wrong, so that they
could learn from the mistake. They definitely prepared for the
class, which could be seen by how quickly and efficiently the
courses were set up after each exercise. Personal safety was a
key part to each lesson, especially in the explanations of how
important it was to not use the front brake for everything, and
how the bike needed to be upright before the brakes were used.
3) The administrative side was very helpful. The emails a
few days before the class was to begin allowed for me to be
prepared for what was to come. The update emails that I just
received today about my paperwork already being processed and
that my license was on the way from the RMV were quite helpful.
also, the email about considering future rider courses is also
helpful by way of providing information up front so that I do
not have to search for it in the future.
William A of Arlington, MA 10/11/2016
I found that
the balance of riding to the classroom was great. There was
significant time for getting comfortable with the bikes. The
exercises on bike which segued into riding exercises was smooth
and relevant to reinforcing the important concepts. The riding
exercises never felt too long or too short, and relevant and
useful feedback was provided at all times. The classroom was
good for not focusing too much on the contents of the test and
book, but made the content relevant to the realities of riding a
I found the rider coaches were always
positive and encouraging. They were helpful in identifying
issues or things to fix when learning.
process and communications were prompt, informative, and not too
Derrick D of Brookine, MA 10/7/2016
The course was excllent - patience and detailed
oriented coaches and showed their commitment rain (lots of it)
or shine. can't imagine trying to ride a motorcycle without this
level of instruction. would highly recommend.
Mike D of
I recently took the Basic Rider
course a few weekends ago. I had a really great experience! The
time appropriated for classroom vs. riding was perfect. My rider
coaches were Gary Duquette and Mike White. Both guys had a
positive attitude that made it a great learning environment. For
someone who had never been on a motorcycle, I was amazed how
confident I became by the end of the second day! Overall, I'd
definitely recommend Streetwise Cycle School.
Marita A of Norwood, MA 9/26/2016
I am happy to give feedback on the course! I thought everything
from the administrative, classroom and range was laid out to not
only encourage a positive learning environment but to be as
stress free as possible whether you are a beginner like me who
had never touched even a moped to a student who may have
considerably more experience. I thought Rich was wonderful. He
explained everything and then demonstrated what was expected of
us in that segment of the course. He was encouraging and
positive yet still with safety first and foremost. He is an
excellent instructor!!! I would highly recommend anyone looking
to get their motorcycle license to take the streetwise course!
Heather Q of Pelham, MA 9/20/2016
The entire experience was really great. I went from not riding a
motorcycle to a greater understanding through the progressive
Dale was amazing! It was apparent right away
that Dale was going to use the time that she had with each rider
to ensure that skill and safety were the top priority. The thing
that I really admire about Dale is that she tells every rider
not what they want to hear but what they need to hear. She only
has two day to instill proper habits and/or change bad or unsafe
habits which is no small feat! She encouraged when needed,
pushed when appropriate, and never let me quit. Dale understood
right away that my issues were more emotional than skill related
(skills that I learned 100% from Dale) which is tough for any
instructor to overcome. A few weeks prior to the class I hurt
myself pretty badly while practice riding in a parking lot with
my husband and it shook my confidence and made me fearful. Dale
took my confidence from a -5 to about an 8.
Michele T of
Douglas, MA 9/9/2016
Ken and Ron were great. They
really know what they are doing. I hope they keep up the great
work they do to train people how to ride. I myself haven't been
on a motorcycle in over 30 years and those two made me feel
right at home. I also started recommending your school to a few
people that are interested in riding motorcycles . I hope they
learn as much as I did.
Gary A of
Blackstone, MA 9/6/2016
As we discussed, both the
class content and instruction by Rich were superb! I
learned/relearned a lot.
Thank you also for taking time
to discuss bikes relative to my needs/desires...
Ken J of Wellesley Hills, MA 10/30/2016
just want to start by saying thank you for putting together a
great experience for learning the best way to safely ride a
motorcycle. I've always wanted to learn how to ride and the two
day course Saturday and Sunday afternoon this past weekend was
educational as well as a lot of fun. Alan was a great instructor
and took the time to answer our questions. I'm glad I signed up
and was thrilled to have passed both the written test and the
It was a lot of fun and very
informative and also made me a better driver as well. Thanks
again for the help.
Tim M of South Boston,
To set the stage, I had no prior riding
experience when I signed up for this class, not even as a
passenger. I just wanted to let you know that the entire
experience, from classroom, to riding, to the administrative
aspect - not sure if you’ll recall I changed classes to
accommodate a friend - was amazing: easy, friendly, supportive,
and educational. Rich and Ron were awesome - they kept the class
moving at a great pace, but kept it all simple and clear - fast
paced baby steps. They were both approachable with questions and
concerns, and extremely supportive in the field. They both had a
knack for breaking even the dreaded Figure-8 box into workable
baby steps. They were a great team in the field and very
knowledgeable. There were a few “punks” in the class that had
previous riding experience and Rich and Ron worked well at
keeping them focused, in-line with the class, and respectful of
the other students. The administrative process was a breeze -
immediate responses to communications, concise directions,
reminders, prompt processing of licensing - everything was
I thank you so much for such a positive
experience - the class has gone a long way to give me confidence
with my riding, and the knowledge to do it as safely as
possible. I will most definitely be back for more advanced
classes next season. I purchased a 2011 Yamaha V Star 250 the
Friday after the class and have put over 400 miles on it to
date. I never would have had the confidence without such a
fabulous foundation to start from. You have a great team!
Stephanie C of Milford, MA 8/25/2016
really enjoyed my experience, which is why I wanted to take the
time to provide feedback:
Satisfaction: 100%. I liked
that both aspects of the course (class and riding) emphasized
practicality as well as the "book smarts." I think this
excellent balance came from the teacher Dineen, who was
excellent at not only explaining the theory behind the basic
skills, but also how they are applied on the road in real life.
What resulted was both interesting and entertaining, but also
extremely valuable and important from a safety perspective.
Dineen was great. I was definitely encouraged. There was
some tough love, but that's because she knew what we were
capable of. I could tell by her actions that if we failed she
failed, and when we succeeded, she shared in that success. And
rightfully so, because she genuinely cared and was invested in
preparing us the right way, which she 100% did.
Administrative processes were perfect. I had a clear picture of
what I needed to bring beforehand thanks to the emails. The 2nd
email is not excessive - it was reassuring, definitely keep
sending out the reminders like that. Licensing process was also
made extremely clear, it took me about 10 minutes to do the
prepay over the phone.
...I would recommend this class to
anyone and I have only good things to say about it.
Thanks for the great experience,
Matt P "Matticakes" (....ask
Dineen) of Waltham, MA 8/22/2016
with the course in both classroom and riding aspects. Coaches
were great. Gave wonderful feedback and helped with correcting
mistakes. Took the time out with each individual and made it a
fun safe time. Emails and site info was very helpful, timely,
and informative. Would recommend to anyone.
Frank I of Hyde Park, MA 8/22/2016
you are doing well! Turner and I had an awesome time riding in
the Himalayas and I wanted to thank you for all of your help in
preparing us for the undertaking! While I found the mountains
scary at times, they were also beautiful and made all of the
preparation well worthwhile.
Stephen L of
Winchester, MA 8/15/2016
Thanks Bob! The class was
fantastic and more educational than I could of imagined. Rebecca
and Ron were fantastic and I'll be recommending the class to
everyone. Thanks for everything.
CJ W of Attleboro, MA
I loved my time in the Basic Rider Class.
I was pretty anxious about riding for the first time and Rich
was super helpful and made the class fun and relaxing along with
being educational. I thought he was extremely knowledgable but
also friendly in his teaching. I thought he was very encouraging
to us and treated us all the same no matter our skill level. The
school maintained communication very well, I felt prepared for
every step of the course. Even though due to an issue with my
picture or signature I was unable to be sent my license directly
that was communicated to be early and I was given instructions
on how to proceed.
Thanks for a great class!
G of Middleboro, MA 8/10/2016
I was very impressed
with the course. The course was tremendously informative and fun
both in the classroom and on the riding range.
Dale did an amazing job. I thought you were both funny and
helpful. There was a serious concern for safety paired with an
emphasis on fun.
Reid S of Cambridge, MA
Rich is a very motivating teacher and you
are luck to have him as an instructor. I have been riding for a
long time now (11 years) and was happy to learn very good
techniques and practices.
Thanks again Richard M of
North Attleboro, MA 8/9/2016
I just took the class
this past weekend - Saturday and Sunday 7-3 in Foxboro.
I'd never even been on a bike until 7:05 Saturday morning. Just
wanted to drop you some feedback.
I was extremely
satisfied with this class. Best $300 I've spent in a long time!
Loved that I was on a bike learning to actually ride before
cracking a book. It's the only way to really learn to ride. The
instruction is a lot of information to digest in a compact
amount of time. What I really appreciated was how focused the
experience was. No wasting time and no BS. Learn, experience,
and prepare as much as possible in the shortest amount of time.
I was exhausted at the end of each day, but felt like it was
time well spent learning a lot.
The overall experience
was really made by the coaches. Again, no BS. Right to the
point. Extremely accurate in their constructive criticism and
assessments. Not afraid to bark at us when needed! There's a
fine line and balance between raising one's voice and being an
a-hole versus raising one's voice for a purpose to ensure
everyone's safety and to effectively teach. No doubt, they were
able to strike that balance. They are your best assets!
...I would highly recommend this class and school to other
people interested in learning how to ride.
Scott M of Milton, MA 8/9/2016
Thank you for making
the Streetwise Cycle School a welcoming and supportive
environment for learning how to better ride motorcycles. It was
challenging and immersive. Paul is a really good instructor,
with the appropriate blend of teacher and enforcer
characteristics (makes sense considering his background), but
extremely likable and enthusiastic. His love of riding came
through in how he presented the lessons. Dale is great as well.
Having both Paul and Dale on the first day was a perfect
I will take some time to build some reviews
online. But I wanted to show a little bit of gratitude. I will
use this course as the foundation for the rest of my days as a
David C. W of
Mansfield, MA 8/8/2016
Thank you so much for
everything was the best choice I've ever made to attend to your
program. Your instructors are amazing and extremely nice will
definitely recommend to anyone who wants to get there motorcycle
Efrain R of Dedham, MA
You and Dale were
"Outstanding" in every way possible! Dean and I went out today
and bought a new Yamaha Touring Bike! We asked all the right
questions because we are now informed riders!
again for your expertise and kindness!
Dean O of Hopkinnton and Boston, MA 8/5/2016
you Bob. I'm glad I took the course, I found it to be both
informative and fun. I will recommend Street Wise to all I know
who pursue their MC licensing.
of Franklin, MA 8/2/2016
Thanks So much Bob-
The course was awesome and I thought a value at $300!
Allan and Ron were awesome instructors! Very professional and
-Bill C of Holyoke, MA 8/1/2016
- I thought everything about the school was great. Really great.
I have been spreading the word. My apologies for not responding
sooner - I had ocular surgery a couple of days after the course
and was out of commission (including right eye being sealed
shut) for almost four weeks. I had not taken my permit test
prior to the class and was able to go today. I have attached the
driving permit and proof of payment for the license for you to
process the necessary paperwork for my license. Please let me
know if you require anything additional from me. Thanks again -
you were both terrific.
Very best regards,
Dorr B of
Milton, MA 7/28/2016
Just took your basic rider
course this past weekend. Had a great time, learned a lot. Many
thanks for an enjoyable experience. Your instructors were
knowledgeable and provided the proper amount of tough love when
needed. Good teachers.
Sean W of Medway, MA
The class was great minus the ridiculous
heat. I really enjoyed myself. You're running a great program
and in my opinion the class should be mandatory for anyone who
wants a license.
Enjoy your summer!
Katie B of
Taunton, MA 7/25/2016
I appreciate your commitment
to teaching people to ride, and respect all the hard work you
do. ( as I know firsthand it is not easy being out in the heat
and elements day in and day out with all your classes.) Thank
you for your support, consideration you showed me yesterday. I
know the skills you have taught me will make me a better rider.
Sarah D of N Attleborough, MA 7/24/2016
I was very satisfied with both instructors, they were
informative, showed concern for everyone's safety and
encouraging. I would recommend this class to anyone interested
in learning about riding and motorcycle safety.
Nancy M of Plainville, MA 7/20/2016
me also take this opportunity to let you know I think your class
is great and both of my instructors were professional, polite,
patient and overall fantastic.
John M of
Milford, MA 7/16/2016
I took the class of June 25-26
in Foxboro, MA. I have never been on a motorcycle ever in my
life and im 44. Anyway I had the best experience. Within 30 mins
on the bike and learning, I got the hang of it. This is all due
to my teachers/instructors. They were outstanding...answered all
and any question I had. They made me feel relaxed and
comfortable and made it fun learning..they were
pointing out any problems I was having and helped me correct
them quickly. They also pointed out anything I did correctly and
made me feel confident. I learned alot in the classroom. I
learned so much that I never knew. Overall I had a great and fun
experience with Streetwise Cycle School... Thanks again for
everything... I am excited that I was able to accomplish
something that I never thought I could.
Rick P of
Beverly, MA 7/12/2016
I wanted to mention how great
Dale and Rich were. Both were super approachable, knowledgeable,
Travis K of Medford, MA
I wanted to let you know how pleased I was
with the instructors I had. I believe their names were Mike and
Rich. They really knew their stuff about riding and also the
course. They truly made the course educational, informative and
enjoyable. It was great to be in such good, knowledgeable hands.
Kevin M of Stoughton, MA 7/12/2016
was great! It's really made me feel much more confident about
getting a bike and getting out and riding. Mike and Rich were
awesome instructors, couldn't of asked for a better experience.
Justin H of Tewksbury, MA 7/11/2016
want to thank you and it would be remiss of me not to mention
your great coaches. You consistently expressed the seriousness
and importance of what we were learning while still keeping it
fun and empowering us. Not an easy accomplishment.
of Boston, MA 7/11/2016
Your course is excellent for
beginning riders. Dale has a great personality that is
particularly suited to the adult learner. Great team effort. I
particularly liked the way you followed the course materials and
provided direction before each exercise.
Brian B of Taunton, MA 7/8/2016
My experience with
the Foxboro group A class June 27 and 28 was fantastic. I will
definitely recommend you to everyone and will have my son take
the course next summer after he gets his permit.
and Bob were encouraging, and extremely patient with the
obviously huge range of experience of the students. To be able
to really help people who had never even sat on a bike as well
as me, who grew up riding but hadnt ridden in 20 years was
exceptional. I felt that it wasn't a cookie cutter approach and
Rich and Bob were able to help each person with what they needed
Todd D of Middleboro, MA 6/29/2016
Thanks for putting on a great class the past two days.
Despite having ridden for a number of years and many miles, I
feel that I got a huge amount out of the course. In fact, I
think that having some experience allowed me to get more out of
the class than I would have just starting out.
wanted to mention that Rich was a superb instructor. He clearly
has a wealth of experience and I can't think of a better person
to be teaching us how to ride safer. He also tended to make
things fun, even the classroom session, and explained things
I will be sending as many people your
direction as I can in the coming years! Dorr and I are also
considering the experienced rider course at some point in the
Ted P of Milton, MA 6/29/2016
finished the basic rider course. I just wanted to let you know
that Dale and Allen were both amazing coaches - funny,
knowledgeable, and caring. I was very happy with the course.
What do you think of a Ninja 250 for a first bike?
(Ultimately, the dream is a red Ducati, but I've heard they make
for a dangerous first bike and are very expensive to maintain.)
Now the only trick is to convince my parents to let me buy
one! They are still very against me riding.
Thanks for a
wonderful course :)
Jake B of 6/27/2016
Thank you Bob. It was a GREAT course! Steve is clearly so
experienced and gave great advice in addition to the coursework
being extremely helpful in how to enjoy riding and be safe!!
Kara L of N Attleboro, MA 6/27/2016
was great. It was well-paced and well-delivered. Active coaching
throughout was on-target and useful. I liked the real-world
perspective that Rich provided when he gave examples. The way
the exercises were modeled was well done and clear. Good
pedagogical approach throughout.
Talib H of
Arlington, MA 6/24/2016
The instructors were GREAT!
Both of them were patient and positive and that's just what I
needed... Again, the patience and perseverance that the
instructors provided was what got me through the course. There
is a great difference between an "instructor" and a "teacher,"
and those people were both. Again, thank you for your
Frank R of Milford, MA 6/21/2016
I took the corse with my two sons. I thought the class was run
very well. The coaches worked very well together. The
instructions were very clear and easy to understand. They were
able to help every rider at all the different levels of
experience. They made you feel very comfortable with the riding
and written test. I would recommend this class. You get a lot of
info and riding in just two days and the coaches are not boring.
Ben S of Millville, MA 6/21/2016
Thank you to you and your team. Both instructors with a clear
focus on safety but never losing sight of the need for an
encouraging environment to foster stress-free learning. The only
stress I had was between me and the motorcycle - the instructors
were there to support and teach me the entire way. You've got a
Joey K of Boston, MA 6/20/2016
I wanted to take a minute and give some feedback on my
experience while participating in the Basic Rider's Education
Course. Overall I thought it was a fantastic experience. Gary
and Ken were the instructors and I thought they were both very
knowledgeable, encouraging and personable. They stressed the
importance of rider education, safety and also fun! The course
was well conducted, you could tell the instructors were
experienced and everything flowed nicely. The bikes were in good
shape and the course and exercises were well mapped out and easy
to follow. The classroom portion was informative and the group
collaboration and participation was helpful. The administrative
aspect of registering and receiving course info and updates was
excellent. Really looking forward to receiving my license in the
mail and purchasing my first motorcycle. Streetwise has given me
the confidence and ability to ride safely and enjoy myself,
thank you Streetwise!
Tyler K of Northbridge, MA
I took the Experienced Ride Course at
Raynham. Bob and Dale were my instructors and I had a great
time. Both Bob and Dale took personal interest in making sure
the whole class fulfilled the course objectives. They went to
great lengths to get the message across and often chipped in
with their own personal experiences. Overall, a great class and
glad that I enrolled for the course.
Pruthvi S of Lowell,
Both instructors were wonderful. Great
guys and genuinely cared about teaching. Extremely patient and
knowledgeable. IT was amazing that other instructors showed up
for the next class and stepped in and helped teach our class
until theirs started. I would definately recommend this class to
anyone interested in learning how to ride or progressing their
Mike F of Millis, MA 6/14/2016
The class was great and Gary and Ken are awesome!!!
Sherry B of Wrentham, MA 6/13/2016
the course with my daughter Meaghan on Monday and Tuesday of
this week. In my job I do take a lot of courses and seminars.
This course was well run, great communication, and awesome
coaches. Dale and Rich where both friendly and very informative.
To me they showed a very genuine love for riding and wanting to
pass that on to everyone. I had not ridden a motor cycle in over
37 years due to tragically losing my brother on his motor cycle
to a drunk driver. Once back on a bike don’t know how I stayed
away this long. I feel much more comfortable knowing I know
more, and Meaghan as well. Dale and Rich made this course for
me!!!! Very well prepared, worked well together, pushed safety
which is a big concern of mine and Meaghan heard it from them
and not me. Just an Awesome experience I will and already have
talked to someone looking to get involved as well as to someone
who has been riding for 40 years in to taking your course. Now
get out and ride!!! Be safe.
Chris M of
Randolph, MA 6/9/2016
The entire experience was
fantastic. Dale was an awesome instructor she made everything
fun and never got angry which kept me calm and focused. She made
sure everyone knew what they were supposed to and I feel ready
to ride. Im glad I chose streetwise it was a 10/10.
Thank you for everything,
Nolan G of Taunton, MA 6/1/2016
I just wanted to thank you very much for the experience
and for the learning that you taught me as an experienced rider
I've been riding for over 35 years but I must say I learned
quite a bit from your course it will definitely make me a safer
driver on the road you definitely taught me to be a much safer
riding once again thank you very much for the experience
John P of Stowe, MA 5/31/2016
wanted to say thank you, wanted to say thank you, I learned an
incredible amount and gained a lot of confidence on the bike due
to the course. Bud and Al were great.
of Boston, MA 5/30/2016
The BRC was awesome. The
instructors, AM class weekend of 5/14 and 5/15, were absolutely
fantastic. They had enough experience to truly be able to give
great examples of when each maneuver would be used in a real
world situation. In addition they did a fantastic job of keeping
everybody engaged and giving great pointers on what to correct
when going through the exercises out on the course.
Thanks for a great class!
Nick C of 5/16/2016
took your beginner class in Raynham this weekend Sat n Sunday...
Ken did an excellent job. I had fun and felt safe as he was very
attentive and in control of grouping gapping coaching the
experienced guys with the new guys. Everyone supported each
other had fun and he allowed us under supervision to coach and
motivate each other as well. It's obvious how passionate about
riding the instructor is. And it made the class more fun as he
didn't appear to be at Work so much as helping a group of new
friends. Which in my opinion kept it light and relaxed which is
the best way to learn... He never created tension or pressure
even when correcting and coaching. He is perfect for that job
and he loves it. He made the experience it was. Very Good. I'm
even impressed by the woman who took the pictures. She is
obviously familiar with the sport. Every guy has a pic at the
perfect time where they look like they are killing it. The new
guys were especially excited and had fun looking at their
"WOW! I look like a professional. One made
it his screensaver. Having several never ridden before I
expected alot of hold ups that never happened. Especially at the
start of range with the clutch work. Ken did such a great job of
keeping a light relaxed paced for them. None of them experienced
an over-rev'd (out of control) start or bucking/stall start...
The instructor gets 100 from me.
Thank you it was great,
Mark H of Wareham, MA 5/16/2016
Thank you for
everything this past weekend! Once I loosened up I had an
amazing time, the instructors were awesome and helped me gain so
much confidence on the bike! I will, eventually, be back to take
more courses to help become better!
Enjoy your week!
Kristine H of Marshfield, MA 5/10/2016
I just want
to write this note to thank you and Rich for the excellent
coaching during the past two days. I learned a lot, not only
knowledge and skills, but also the positive attitude that will
certainly benefit a healthy life.
Thank you very much!
Kuang S of Cambridge, MA 5/9/2016
rule, I rarely fill out surveys in my personal or professional
life. However, after completing the course this past weekend, I
feel compelled to reach out to respond to your request. As a 52
year old woman, who is an attorney and business owner, and one
who has never ridden before, I was completely out of my comfort
zone. As a business owner, it has been my experience that it is
usually those who are dissatisfied with their experience with my
company that reach out to tell me about their experience.
However, on occasion, I am lucky to have some of my customers
also reach out when they are happy with their service as well. I
find this equally informative, as it allows me to determine what
I am doing correctly and how I can stay on track. I was in a
class with approximately 10 people who were primarily 20-30 year
old young men and two other women, one my age and another one in
her 20’s. I hope my comments give you some additional insight
I was immensely satisfied with the entire
experience. As a true beginner, I believe that I have acquired
sufficient knowledge to safely operate a bike. However, the
class also alerted me to the immense dangers on the road and
changed my perspective and intellectual approach to riding. I
now recognize the constant dangers out there and how important
it is not to never let my guard down, while still having fun.
And although I had much trepidation coming into the class, the
folks there created an atmosphere where I was able to have fun
and enjoy the experience both in the classroom and on the range,
while learning a tremendous amount of information. The material
was also presented in such a way that retention will be very
easy, as the repetition of the processes made for great muscle
Both Rich and Rebecca’s approach were spot on. In
the classroom, Rich was very engaging with the students and
approached the subject matter in a conversational context. He
involved all of the students and gave real life examples of
situations that were discussed in the book, making it all the
more realistic, applicable, and memorable, rather than just
academic. On the range, both of them further created a calm
environment and reduced the stress level of the students by
their approach, while still emphasizing the seriousness of what
we were doing. Both of these instructors also communicated what
was expected of the students in a clear and concise manner and
ensured that all riders had a full understanding of what was
expected of them in each exercise. On the second day, Ed was
also quite competent, but seemed quieter and did not always
communicate quite as clearly as either Rich or Rebecca, as I
personally experienced a couple of instances of when I was not
sure of when to go or not to go. Nonetheless, he too was also
very knowledgeable and helpful. As a side note, Rich was
particularly engaging to each and every student while still
creating a clear expectation and remaining a consummate
I found all three were respectful and Rich
and Rebecca excelled in the encouraging aspect, while Ed was
All three were clearly prepared and had
expertise on the subject matter, whether it was Rebecca and Ed
setting up the range quickly and efficiently or Rich explaining
what the next exercise entailed. Rebecca’s technical approach
was evident and excellent and she clearly communicated her
expectations. Rich as the head coach probably had the most
interaction with us and was spectacular in this aspect. We had
folks of differing abilities and personalities, and Rich was
able to cohesively bring the group together with great ease and
present the material in a timely fashion and in such a way that
everyone was able to understand the lessons and directions
quickly and clearly. He was outstanding in this aspect.
...Thanks for a wonderful experience and you will remain very
successful as a corporation with the likes of Rich and Rebecca
as the face of your company!
Lynne B of
Mansfield, MA 5/3/2016
I thought the class was great
- structured and very well organized. The instructors were very
helpful and encouraging. Before I started the course I had never
rode a bike before - can't believe how much I've improved and
learned over just a weekend.
Nothing but positive
feedback for the class!
Kevin S of Norton, MA 5/3/2016
Classroom and riding range experience was fantastic -
great content, perfect setting to practice the skills.
and Marjorie were fantastic. Knowledgeable, patient, kind - a
great team, they really complimented one another. They were
great at explaining and demonstrating the exercises so that they
were understood. They, more than anything else, seemed committed
to our safety.
Great class - I would recommend to anyone!
- Cheryl C of Bridgewater, MA 5/3/2016
Hi Bob, I had
a blast at your school, I went to the experienced class May 1st.
Rebecca was excellent. I have been on a bike for the 47 years
and have done a lot of racing. But it was a fun refresher
Stacey A of Middleboro, MA 5/3/2016
I just wanted to let you know that the class was very
well organized and I was able to learn a lot. Both of the
instructors were a joy to learn from. They made me feel very
comfortable and their coaching skills were great. They gave
great feedback and assisted and corrected all mistakes made by
the rider. Overall I would recommend Streetwise Cycle School to
anyone looking for a license. Also, I have never seen anyone
make a Honda goldwing look so easy to ride. Rebecca has some
serious skills and is a great coach! Great job!
Hugo A of Stoughton, MA 4/25/2016
Thanks to everyone
at streetwise, I have a lot more confidence riding my
motorcycle, and I am looking forward to a safe season.
Please pass this along to Steve and Paula, they were great
instructors. I can definitely see how some of the techniques
they taught me could turn a deadly situation into a close call.
David P of Worcester, MA 4/18/2016
The classroom and the riding range were perfect to
conduct the training, I cannot think of anything that could have
made it better. This course was very helpful to me, I learned a
lot of things that would be very helpful for me in becoming a
safe rider. Although I was skeptical at first about doing the
riding then going over the text material, it actually reinforces
what you learned in the range.
I am very satisfied and
glad i took the class with you guys.
The rider coaches
were awesome and very experienced, I got awesome feedback from
them so I could correct my mistakes before they become bad
habits. They did show concern about our safety..
5 stars for
Once again, the course is well worth the
money please thank the rider coaches on my behalf. They were
awesome and I am much more confident getting on bike as a result
of this course.
Nabin S of Medford, MA 4/18/2016
First off I wanted to thank you for the wonderful
experience this Monday and Tuesday during our BRC in Foxboro.
Yourself and Dale made the class fun, effective and most of all,
took me from having never sat on a motorcycle to being confident
that I can continue to hone my skills in the future. I actually
just got a motorcycle yesterday, and thank you again for your
Justin M of Marstons Mills, MA 4/15/16
Very satisfied. To be honest I was a bit skeptical at
first about the BRC in regards to how basic it would be but it
turned out to be great. Did not spend an excessive amount of
time reviewing the basics as Ken covered them in great detail on
his first pass through the material. When on the range I felt as
though each exercise was performed enough times to understand
what the end goal was and work to execute it. Both Ken and Paul
did a great job of reviewing what the key points to each
exercise was both before and after completing it.
Ken and Paul were excellent. Very clear in their directions and
the objectives of the exercises.
Bob you truly could not
have done a better job. Everything prior to the first class was
as clear as could be, including the instructions for prepaying
the licensing fee at the RMV...saved me another trip back which
is always a huge headache. With the cancellation of Sunday's
riding portion due to the weather...I was worried it would be
months before I could complete it and get my license but the
flexibility you gave to Matt and I made it happen only a few
days after the cancellation.
Very much appreciate the
time and effort you and your staff put into this process, like I
said...I am not sure there are many areas to improve upon. I
look forward to taking the experienced rider course at
Streetwise towards the end of the season or at the beginning of
You're making the world a safer place for us
riders! Thank you!
Robert M of Boston, MA 4/14/2016
The RiderCoaches were awesome! Marjorie was super cool and
encouraging even when I wasn't doing the greatest, she was
always using positive reinforcement and making you feel like you
were improving which DID help boost confidence/performance. They
were both great in every aspect from the classroom to the
-Mark M of Rehoboth, MA 4/13/2016
I've taken the beginners course over the weekend and had a very
good time. The course strives for a nice balance between theory
and practice, and it think it succeeded. The ratio coaching
staff/students allows for enough one-on-one interaction to
pinpoint things that need to be improved during the learning
process. Positive/constructive criticism makes you learn from
your mistakes, and repetition allows for small corrections.
Taking into account the short time, I think we all learned a
lot, specially considering those of us with zero riding
experience. Coaches were patient, which being a professor myself
I know it is not always easy! =)
process was very smooth as well (registering, payment), which is
always appreciated. Everything online and pain-free.
Hector T of Lowell, MA 4/12/2017
had a great time with the course. I came into this already with
some basic knowledge, but all word to mouth. I had a few friends
teach me here and there, but it was nothing compared to being
taught by actual instructors. I feel like learning how to ride
is just the beginning. It's nothing compared to learning by the
books and being taught through exercises. I was very satisfied
by this course. Classrooms are always kind of boring, but
instructors always have great humor to make it engaging and fun.
Riding range is definitely the best hands-on experience you can
get! I really like how one of the instructors would demo the
ride path before we try so we know exactly what we're expected
I don't know where to begin. Our class got split
into 2 weeks due to the bad conditions. On the first week, we
had Paul and Ken. Paul may have been a little strict at times,
but I respect that by all means. He could tell I had some riding
experience in me due to the way I was using the brakes with two
fingers, but he would constantly tell me to use 4 fingers, for
safety reasons of course. He was very good at performing the
demos to make sure we knew exactly what we were to do during the
course. Very happy to have had Paul there to help. Ken was the
bomb. I can't stress how amazing he was. Some of his humor was
very dry, but he really how to make the course enjoyable. He
always knew how to give you feedback, whether you thought you
were doing great, or if you were doing bad. He always had
something to say, which I find to be very encouraging. On the
2nd week, I don't believe I caught the name of one of the
instructors, but he was teaching alongside Dale. They were both
great as well! Very encourage, gave us a ton of feedback, and is
just great at making the course enjoyable. They really knew how
to make sure everyone was having a good time.
again for everything,
Andrew T of Quincy, MA 4/11/2016
Just wanted to leave you an email saying how much I
enjoyed this past weekend. I learned a lot from you and Dale.
You guys explained and showed everything in a way that made it
fun. I will highly recommend your school to ANYONE who asks
about a motorcycle class.
Geoff B of
Wrentham, MA 4/11/2016
Thank you for a great
experience with the Basic Rider's course. Rich was encouraging
and informative. We had a blast. Five stars all the way. I'll
recommend anyone I know that's interested in riding.
Jacob L of Cambridge, MA 4/6/2016
would like to start off this assessment of the program by saying
bravo. You guys were just wonderful. A very stress free
environment with a whole ton of information that you guys make
very easy to understand. I would like to point out that I have
been riding my whole life and really thought that I couldn't
learn much more than I already knew. But the way the instructors
taught really made the experience for me very informative and
very helpful. The major thing was the class was very interesting
and fun even for already semi-experienced riders. I would like
to personally thank you for the opportunity and the very well
taught instructors. Russ not only was a very good instructor but
he also made the class enjoyable and made it seem like a very
safe environment. He was able to grasp my attention and throw in
a little bit of challenges for all of us to enjoy. Russ was not
only treating us as customers but he also treated us as his
friends which I strongly was appreciative of. I do not feel as
if the class was
too challenging from my standpoint but I do
believe there is a lot to be learned especially for
semi-experienced riders. I will definitely have to inform my
friends of the class and I will definately suggest you guys to
them in the near future. Thank you again for the opportunity and
the confidence you guys instilled in me to go out and ride
Thank you again,
Shawn M of Rochester, MA
Thank you! Our ERC course was exceptional:
The value we received (group guidance, 1:1 guidance, insight,
experience and patience) makes your school the only place I’ll
recommend riders go in the future (including myself!)
Greg T of Newton, MA 3/29/2016
I would say with 100%
certainty you have some of the coolest and most amazing
instructors I have ever seen for anything. Very patient,
humorous, and instructive. Keep them around as long as you can
because they use personal their own experience (and lessons they
have learned the hard way) perfectly to help instruct.
Fenwick P of Medway, MA 3/28/2016
Ron & Rebecca were
outstanding. Very patient, attentive, and professional.
TJ M of Jamaica Plain, MA 3/28/2016
loved this course, and was so much happier with it than I
expected to be. The coaches were fantastic - they treated
everyone the same regardless of age, skill level, gender,
whatever - and were incredibly attentive at all times. They
taught each person as an individual, despite the class size, and
this really helped them drive home the purposes of each exercise
in regards to our safety and skills. It was so much fun taking
this class, and I encourage anyone new to riding to take it. I
really feel like the things I learned can and will save my life
in the future.
As for the administrative process - Bob,
you were so helpful, and thank you for that. The confirmation
emails throughout the process were reassuring, and there was not
a single detail left out or forgotten from registration, to
riding, to licensing.
I would 100% recommend you and your
school to anyone.
Thank you again!
Rainey T of
Framingham, MA 3/24/2016
I recently took the basic
rider course on weekend of March 12 / 13 2016. It was a very
good experience. I enjoyed the instructors Rich and Russ. They
made the course fun! They made everybody comfortable with the
bikes. I haven't been on a bike in twenty five years. I am
looking forward to getting back on the road and being a safe
rider. Thank you for the experience.
Richard M of Bellingham, MA 3/16/2016
Basic Rider Course today. I can't say enough good things about
the layout of the material and the coaches. Alan and Rich were
amazing and nothing but encouraging and helpful. It made
learning everything very fun. I will definitely be recommending
you guys in the future.
Patrick G of
Bellingham, MA 3/15/2016
Just completed the course
and I thought it was going to be a class where I just went thru
the motions. I have been riding between dirt and street for 45
years and picked up quite a few helpful tips. Most of all both
instructors were good but the guy with the beard (Ken) was
absolutely great. Very hands on and most of all very personable.
Though they both were very helpful again Ken went above and
beyond. You should be very pleased to have a man like him
working for you and that also says a lot about your business
hiring a man like that. I enjoyed the course very much and I
already have recommended it to 2 people.
Bob S of Raynham, MA 3/14/2016
Ron and Buddy were
amazing. They are possibly the most helpful and encouraging
instructors I have ever had for anything. I left the range
feeling confident in being able to ride and to to ride safely.
They were very effective communicators and were always ready to
help and give extra help.
Communication is always top
notch and everything was done quickly and efficiently. I
couldn't be more pleased with Streetwise. I will definitely
recommend this to my friends.
Lilian T of Roxbury
Crossing, MA 3/14/2016
The riding range was nothing
short of great. Both of our instructors were supportive and
fantastic at relaying what they're looking for and how to
properly execute whatever portion of the training was asking
for. As an individual who had more off-road riding experience
than on, I was amazed but how much I learned. And watching
classmates who have never done more than sit on a bike feel
comfortable and be able to pass the test goes to show it's all
about the riding coaches and the exercises we do. The classroom
was full of useful information, while not as exciting as the
range, it was kept to a great time to keep us all focused and
Both the riding coaches were fantastic. Very
patient and supportive but also knew how to push everyone just
enough. They were well prepared and were clear on the goals and
objectives as well as instructions. They showed great concern,
not only for us while we were there, but once we leave the
safety of the range and head to the streets. To say they go
above and beyond is an understatement.
recommended the program to several friends.
TJ H of
Norwood, MA 3/14/2016
The course was great! Ron and
Bud were knowledgeable, thoughtful and were able to recognize
students with a bit more experience and push us a bit. I am very
glad I took the course and know it will make me a safer, more
Dan M of Newton, MA
Classroom and riding range experiences were
both well-balanced and positive. Coaches were great, perfect
really. Couldn't have been better. Process was also pretty
ideal, communication was clear, gear was appropriate, bikes were
actually newer than I expected, all around great.
of Rehoboth, MA 2/22/2016
I thought the class was
great! It was a good mix of classroom and riding and Dale really
made a huge difference. I teach technology professionals in my
job and when you have passion for what you are talking about,
the students can clearly see it in how you approach everything.
It was clear that Dale is very passionate about riding and about
making sure we all learn to ride safely. I really enjoyed the
class and learned a lot of things I thought I already knew.
I went for a ride after the class on my bike and felt 100%
more confident on the bike than before the class.
wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your company and Dale to anyone
who asked. It was really a great course, even with the rain. In
fact, I am glad it rained as it helped understand more about
handling in the bad weather.
Keep up the great work!!
Todd K of Sharon, MA 11/30/2015
I must say I was
extremely satisfied with the course and would strongly reccomend
it to others. The class material was informative and to the
point. Rich was great in the classroom helping us focus on the
primary aspects of staying safe. The range work was excellent
and exactly what I had hoped for. I feel much more capable and
confident in maneuvering. It was amazing how much they taught us
in just 2 days.
The instructor's were top notch. Both
thorough and patient they gave us a feeling of confidence. Their
experience in the field was easy to see by how well they
communicated with us and worked together. They effectively kept
the class moving while giving individuals help and motivation
when needed. I never doubted for a second their concern for our
well being or their commitment to teaching.
was great The emails were prompt and I helpful.
Kurt V of Bellingham, MA 11/22/2015
The class was highly challenging and highly fulfilling. I went
from zero experience to being licensed in a weekend, and I
learned how I should ride in order to be as safe as possible as
I continue to learn.
George C of Stow, MA
It was a fantastic experience start to
finish, and Rich is a great RiderCoach. Thanks for a great
course (ok, gotta say that I loved how much actual bike time
there was), and I look forward to doing a refresher course and
maybe the more advanced course come spring.
Matt N of Jamaica Plain, MA 11/17/2015
both instructors, Bud and Dale were terrific...very professional
and patient...I will recomend the course to any of my friends
who I hear are thinking of riding.... I also loved the pictures
that were posted on facebook...I didnt even know someone was
Charlie S of Attleboro, MA 11/12/2015
Rich and Bud are perfect coaches. They did a great job
encouraging people and what not. and the program and knowledge
of the coaches were spot on and they made it very clear what
they were looking for from us... overall 10/10 would encourage
and recommend these coaches and course to anyone.
of Whitinsville, MA 11/9/2015
It was a blast... The
RiderCoaches, Dineen and Dale, were terrific. Very good senses
of humor but really stressed safety aspects. They wanted us to
learn good habits for riding.
Matt C of
Bellingham, MA 10/29/2015
Hi, wanted to finally
respond to this to say thanks and share that we survived (and
then some) our sidecar trip in France. Our lesson was great- a
knowledgable instructor who made it fun but also drove home how
vital the lessons and safety were. Setting up the lesson was
easy - the whole experience was great.
Lauren F of
Boston, MA 10/28/2015
Had a great time and learned a
lot. I loved the atmosphere. The instructors want you to do well
and they care so that we can be safe on the road. Really genuine
people. Will be recommending this school to all my friends.
Andrew C of Dedham, MA 10/26/2015
I have taken
many many educational continuing ed courses during my years,
however, Rebecca and Dale were two of the best instructors -
that I have come across - they absolutely know what they are
talking about and even more so they are so willing to share
their knowledge with you that it made the whole weekend very
Alan L of Sharon, MA 10/20/2015
I just want to say the whole experience from start to
finish was flawless. I appreciate how quickly I the paperwork
was done. The class and the instructors were great.
Carmine M of Dedham, MA 10/13/2015
probably can't praise this course enough. My experience was
The rider coaches, Susan and Bud, were wonderful
teachers. When I did a curve, swerve, or other exercise that I
knew was subpar, they provided immediate feedback as to what I
could do better. When I felt like I preformed a skills test
well, they acknowledged the good performance and were
encouraging. Most of all, they, and the program, set us up to
I rode for over a decade in my youth, but that
was more than 20 years ago. They both recognized my tension on
the bike and helped me work on a more relaxed, flexible position
as I worked through the skills training.
meticulous in setting up every exercise, with demos and
simulated on-bike exercises, so there were never any surprises.
Finally, both on the course and in the classroom, both
taught to the key components of bike operations and safety.
I'm a person who hates detail and repetition, but this
course, and the rider coaches, always made glaringly clear why
detail and repletion are needed, not just to complete the
course, but to form a basis for good, sound riding practices.
I couldn't be more happier with my experience, and money
Thanks so much for providing well-skilled teachers
for the course.
DeWayne L of Dorchester, MA
Great course that exceeded my
expectations. Having us jump on the motorcycles first thing on
Wednesday was great. I was expecting to sit in a classroom for
most of the first day! The classroom work and active discussions
was very informative. Structure of course created a great
learning environment and made learning the basics of
motorcycling a blast!
Bob and Dale provided great
instruction, reinforcement, encouragement, and feedback on
skills. Communication was superb.
Paul K of Ipswich, MA
I thought the course was great! To be
honest, I didn’t think there would be as much riding but am so
glad that there was. I’m definitely a “learn by doing” type of
person and the format of the course was perfect for me... I
thought Dale was fantastic! She was tough but fair – just what
you want in an instructor. I really felt like I had a LOT of
guidance throughout the course (Rich on Saturday was good and
Ken on Sunday was fantastic too!!). When I got a “Great Job” or
a “You Nailed That” from either Dale or Ken – it really built up
my confidence. I know they don’t throw accolades out
... I ended up scoring the second highest
road test score in my class! I was amazed and more than a little
bit proud of myself. My husband is thrilled and can’t wait for
me to get my own bike so we can start planning some new
adventures on the road... I’m thankful for the proper
instruction on how to operate a motorcycle responsibly. And I
can’t wait to buy my own bike and continue my journey!
Please pass along my greatest regard to all the instructors I
had, but especially to Dale and Ken. They were top-notch for
Robin L of Attleboro, MA 106/2015
took the weekend-long beginner course in May, which was my
first-time ever riding, and last week (just 4.5 months later) I
had a fantastic day going up and down Mount Washington with no
issues and feeling great! I've been keeping my bike in NH at a
family member's house and riding every few weeks (often
following my dad on his bike) on day-long or half-day long rides
all over southern NH. The other day I finally rode the bike home
to Boston (I'm still avoiding highways, but happy that 3-4 hour
rides have become my norm because of it). I've already ridden
just under 1,500 miles this summer.
In addition to being
exactly what I needed to learn a lot in a short period of time
and prepare myself to go ride out on the road and know what to
keep practicing, the course was also a ton of fun. I got home
each night completely excited. The pace was great, all my
questions were answered, and I left with lots of info on what to
keep learning as I gain more experience. I now feel confident
enough to try new things when I'm ready, but also feel like I'm
an aware, cautious rider. I've made a few dumb mistakes like
dropping the bike at a stop sign on a tilted road, but haven't
made the same one twice (yet) and none of them surprised me
because I feel like I was given a realistic idea of what to
expect as I continue learning. A lot of important things were
repeated often, in different ways (like in both the classroom
and on the range), and that was helpful for remembering them.
The RiderCoaches were wonderful. I had Dale in the
classroom and Bud on the range. Both were great and Bud was
especially knowledgeable and pushed us to learn while also being
patient. He gave me a lot of confidence I needed to try things.
I still hear in my head all the helpful things Dale repeated in
Thanks again so much, I hope to be back next
season for the experienced rider course!
Stephanie S of
Jamaica Plain, MA 9/28/2015
I just took the weekend
class at the Foxboro location with Rebecca. I can't say how good
Rebecca was, she really helped me understand and overcome my
fear of curves at high speed. I rode my motorcycle to work again
this morning but it was a whole lot different from the past
month, I put into practice everything that Rebeccas mentioned
about "SLPR" technique and the not only was the ride a whole lot
smoother, but I was approaching and getting out of the curves
much much better with a much higher exit speed.
convey my personal thank you to her and let her know that she
has certainly helped me become a much better rider. I will put
into practice everything that I learnt on every ride and
hopefully one day be able to ride like her or even better maybe
with her :)
Teshtar E of E Weymouth, MA
I could not be happier with your school
and program! It was a great experience for a novice like me.
Overall satisfaction is a 9 out of 10. RiderCoaches wer
fantastic. My class had Ken and Rich. They wer enthusiastic and
helpful. I could sense that they wanted everyone to pass but
only if the ability was there...safety first! Communication was
great. They talked to you, not at you or down to you.
Again, the experience was fantastic.
All the best,
Kris M of Taunton, MA 9/25/2015
I took the Basic
Rider Course over the past weekend in Foxboro and I wanted to
reach out to you to give you my thoughts on the course.
took the course because I thought it was going to be an easy,
convenient way to get a license without the hassle of the DMV
and having to borrow a bike. After participating for a couple
hours on the first day, it was obvious to me that this course
was much more valuable to me than that. Your instructors, Ken
and Rich were great. They emphasized safety as THE top priority
and there is no doubt the points that they tried to reinforce
will make me a safer rider going forward. I also can’t say
enough about their thorough explanation and reinforcement of
techniques and the mechanics of performing various maneuvers
such as turning, stopping and staying safe.
A lot of my
friends ride, which is one of the reasons I decided to get a
license in the first place and I have recommended your services
to them and I hope they follow up and maybe take the Experienced
Rider Course. I plan on taking the refresher Rider Course in the
near future to try to improve on what I have already learned.
... Overall, though, your course was definitely worth every
dollar spent and I have no reservations recommending it to the
people that I know. Thanks.
Jack W of
Dighton, MA 9/23/2015
I wanted to reach out to you
and tell you how great the class was this past weekend in
Foxborough. Ken and Rich were very thorough with the classroom
and practical portions of the class.
I work as a police
lieutenant with a local police department and over my 20+ years
working have been to my fair share of motorcycle crashes. It was
great to hear Ken and Rich consistently stress the importance of
riding within your limits and practice the skills learned on
your own motorcycle.
Thanks again, and keep up the good
Sean K of Westwood, MA 9/22/2015
Excellent experience yesterday with Ron. The lesson really made
a big difference in restoring my riding confidence and a lot of
credit needs to go to him. He is a top caliber teacher and
professional. Thank you again for fitting me in and if I can
ever act as a referral happy to do so.
Craig M of Chatham, MA 9/20/2015
I am very
satisfied with the course I took last week end. I received great
and useful advises and I had fun. The RiderCoach was Excellent:
professional, supportive, nice (I am french so I don't always
understand all specific terms). She took the time to make sure I
fully understand the exercice. She is great.
respected and encouraged me. I liked the " Great Jacques !, nice
turn !" it motivated me a lot.
I will tell all my friends
at MIT univeristy that they should go there !
of Cambridge, MA 9/18/2015
I wanted to let you know
that it was a great experience attending your school! Dale was
an excellent instructor and made the two days a fun learning
environment! Dale is passionate about riding and a shared with
us a lot of valuable information!
V of South Walpole, MA 9/16/2015
The course was
great! Dale was awesome and when I doubted myself she made me
Everything was great and will recommend
to everyone as I have already.
Melissa A of Brockton, MA
It's pretty much all thumbs up for the
basic rider course. Rich was really a super coach - very
encouraging, very patient and nothing but positive throughout.
His love of riding shines through the whole time. Could not have
The bikes all seemed to be well maintained.
All the email communications were good.
Charlie L of Milton, MA 9/14/2017
I had a great
experience in the class ... Kenny and Whitey were great. They
were informative, instructive, serious about our safety, and
very patient... and just as importantly, they kept it fun.
Nora D of Milton, MA 9/9/2015
I'm more than
satisfied and happy with the classroom and riding range. That
helped me a lot to improve the riding skills and learn new
concepts / skills we were not aware before taking the course.
The friendly atmosphere and respect Bob and Dale brought
to the course encouraged everyone to better take advantage of it
and helped us to easier learn the new skills.
Communication, administrative processes, personal safety
concerns, licensing process, everything was impeccable and I
congratulate you and your team for such accomplishment.
certainly recommend anyone to take this course, no matter if to
improve the riding skills or to get the license. It's a MUST.
Mauro M of Mansfield, MA 9/9/2015
Everything was excellent, especially the coaches. They were
outstanding... I can’t believe how much I learned in two days.
Sam B of North Andover, MA 9/8/2015
I would like to give a huge shout out to Ken & Whitey. They were
both very very supportive and most of all PATIENT. I enjoyed the
class so much! They were very very thorough in the process.
Berlis C of Mattapan, MA9/8/2015
This was a
terrific experience. Bud and Al were very patient and attentive
to the class and kept the course interesting and enjoyable.
Coaches went out of their way to provide useful information,
encourage students and make sure everyone understood the
...A Great program!
Michael A of Stoneham, MA
I had an amazing time during the basic
rider course. It was EXTREMELY informative in the classroom and
on the range. It was a good balance of learning basic concepts
from the book on day 1 then applying them and building on them
on the range. I was 100% satisfied with the course! I will be
coming back to take the next level of course on my personal bike
to allow me to get more comfortable on my bike. I am very glad I
chose Streetwise for my course!
Both Bob and Bud were
fantastic. There were multiple times that, while on the range, I
stopped after doing an exercise to ask a question and they took
the time to explain in detail the answer to my questions. They
were very picky on technique which is a VERY IMPORTANT thing and
they were very detail orientated. They were patient and
encouraging every step of the way.
The class was setup in
the most efficient way possible. Everything was done on a
schedule but not rushed. The communication was clear and
concise. There were verbal and physical demonstrations along
with multiple simulations on our bikes before moving them to
allow for muscle memory to take hold. It was very easy to follow
along and at no time did I feel lost.
were adamant about personal safety. From the smallest riding
detail to making sure that the helmet was threaded and buttoned
correctly Bob and Bud were on point with every little detail of
riding. It really helped to drill it into our heads so we can
begin with forming good habits that will take hold throughout
our riding career.
The admin process was just as
thorough as the rest of the class. Everything was broken down
into minute details. Everything about the entire course was
clear and concise, listed in a way that is impossible to
misunderstand. I was also excited to receive an email the day
after completing the course telling me about future riding
opportunities at the school. I am looking forward to taking
another course, with my own bike, to ensure that I have the
proper skills on such a big machine. I have a little girl at
home who loves going for rides on her grandfathers bike and I
want to have ZERO doubt that I have the skill (and time) on the
the bike to take her out safely. I am 100% confident that Bob
and Bud can provide with those skills from the administration
stage through the classroom and the range skills that we will be
Adam J. F of Quincy, MA 9/4/2015
enjoyed the course in the classroom and in the field I feel I
have overcome issues I was having when I first came and
confidence has without a doubt risen to the point where I can
enjoy my future rides wherever they may take me. Rich was very
good for me. I felt that he went above and beyond. Every ride I
take weather it be to the corner store or to the cape I try to
apply his instuctional techniqes wherever I go. They work very
well for me. Again Thank u for the oppiunity of being a student
@ Streetwise Cycle School. It was truly a pleasure.
George H of Everett, MA 9/2/2015
The class was
perfect. My first time riding a motorcycle. It was a great
class!! Communication was great!! Rich is a great instructor!!!
Craig B of Bellingham, MA 8/25/2015
I felt as though the ratio of class and riding time
were really good and neither were rushed.
My rider coach
was very experienced and attentive.
great overall and I'm happy I chose Streetwise Cycle School.
John B of Somerset, MA 8/25/2015
enjoyed my experience with Streetwise. Your teaching, patience,
and organizational skills were as professional as I have come
across. I will carry what I have learned every time I ride. I
will work on my bike for awhile and be right back for more
advanced training with you.
Jack C of
Braintree, MA 8/19/2015
I would like to take this
opportunity to express my extreme satisfaction regarding
Streetwise Cycle. Our instructor Rich George, was fantastic. His
experience, knowledge and teaching methods were exceptional and
I cannot imagine anyone possibly doing a better job than he did
Thank you again Bob and a special thanks to Rich
for getting me started in the right direction,
Dave D of
Bellingham, MA 8/18/2015
I came into the classroom
with no knowledge about riding a motorcycle and came out the
driving range 5 point shy of a perfect score. If that doesn't
describe how great the instructors are, I don't know what is.
Allen and Ken were great with instructions. They were very
helpful answering questions and showing proper and safe
motorcycle riding techniques.
The coaches worked great
together. They were prepared for every exercise and communicated
I was very satisfied with my whole
experience. I will definitely tell people I know about
Streetwise Cycle School.
Johan N of Boston,
Thank you for the wonderful class and a
It was an amazing class! Very
informative and educational. Our instructor provided information
that will keep us safe on the road. The course and the equipment
was perfect for what we were doing.
Thank you again!
Russell K of Walpole, MA 8/13/2015
I had a great experience at Streetwise. Ken was a very
good instructor - gave us really good riding and safety tips.
The class had the right mix of riding and classroom instruction.
Pankaj B of Newton, MA 8/3/2015
would like to share my feedback with you and the instructors
Paul and Alan. I´ve been riding more than 10 years (when I lived
in Brazil) with good practice experience however this was my
first motorcycle course.
About the course, I learned good
and valuable skills that I hadn´t. Both Paul and Alan helped me
change some bad habits, etc... They were great as a result of
their motorcycle passion.
Gustavo V of
Boston, MA 8/3/2015
I am completely satisfied with
the BRC that I took from Saturday, July 25th to Sunday, July
26th at the Hyde Park, Boston location. Your Web site provided
all the information that I needed to know about how to prepare
to take the course, how to dress, and what to bring. It also
helped me in the permit application process, which I was able to
complete in a couple of hours a few days before taking the
The RiderCoaches, Rich and Mike are awesome!
They provided very clear expectations for each riding exercise,
and Mike did flawless demonstrations of the actual riding
techniques. We couldn't have been in better hands.
obvious that Streetwise Cycle School has been at this for a
while. The administrative process, the information given
actively via your eMails, and the passive information on your
Web Site, are very well thought-out and provided all that I
needed to know about taking the BRC. The follow-up eMails also
provided information on how I can further improve. It's the
Thank you for creating such an
enriching environment for those of use aspiring to be
motorcyclists, and having such a capable staff to carry it out.
I had a wonderful time at the BRC.
Mike C of
Brookline, MA 7/27/2015
Over all, I am super
satisfied with the classroom and riding range. It was fun,
informative, and extremely effective as someone who has never
ridden a motorcycle before. The course is well set up in a
manner by starting with the basics, practicing much, and
building on each skill one at a time.
The coaches were
both great. I felt encouraged, respected, safe, and learned a
Administrative process was great - emails
were super helpful and informative. They answered all questions
Jennie C of Somerville, MA 7/22/2015
I just wanted to say thank you for running this type of class. I
have a little experience in riding and I thoroughly enjoyed this
course. You picked 2 great instructors. Dale and Rick were a
pleasure to work with and were full of knowledge. They were
extremely helpful and encouraging and also taught me different
ways of handling the bike like using the front brake. ( I have
heard never use the front brake from others). I feel so much
more comfortable using the front brake now and found it much
easier to stop the bike. I really couldn't say a bad thing about
the class or instructors and over all I had 2 great days of
Dave N of Foxboro, MA 7/21/2015
I was very satisfied with my experience in the
classroom and on the riding range. Both reinforced key safety
measures and best practices on a motorcycle.
RiderCoaches were both great teachers. I definitely felt like
they respected everyone and encouraged us all to continue to
improve our skills. They were very well prepared and explained
everything clearly before each exercise and recapped the
important parts afterward... Safety was the top priority and
they made that clear every time before we got on the motorcycles
to start and exercise.
All of the communication was very
clear on what to do ahead of time, directions to Streetwise,
what to expect when we were there (what was expected of us) and
downstream processes for getting our license.
course was awesome and I will definitely recommend this to
anyone considering getting a motorcycle.
L of Brighton, MA 7/21/2015
Oops forgot you guys
rawk... our instructor GOD Bless him being out in that heat ..I
dont know how he did it.
I commend him for having the
patience and encouragement he showed us ..
ya typo sorry
still having my coffee..
AMF of Hyde Park, MA 7/21/2015
It was an excellent experience and well worth the
price. I found that I am not only more prepared to ride a bike,
but overall I feel like I am a better driver as I now have a
different perspective of the road and its hazards.
was outstanding. He was firm and deliberate and absolutely
dedicated to ensure the success of the class with lots of
opportunities to ask questions, though truthfully there was not
many question as he covered it quite thoroughly.
program, I am looking forward to riding and taking a refresher
Joe M of Norfolk, MA 7/14/2015
This course was great. I felt comfortable and well
informed the whole time, despite never having rode a two wheel
motorcycle in my life. More than satisfied. Very impressed by
the effectiveness of the whole operation.
were excellent! Rich and Susan could not have been nicer or more
energized about teaching the course. They brought a lot of
positive energy to the instruction, which made it engaging and
exciting to learn. They answered any and all inquiries
thoroughly, and never made me feel unconfident or uncomfortable
due to my lack of experience.
Very thorough all around.
Ty M of Hingham, MA 7/14/2015
The course was
great and structured well to incrementally build skill. The
coach was great and super encouraging.
Thanks again :)
-Alex M of Cambridge, MA 7/21/2015
I was 100%
satisfied with my whole experience in both parts of the course.
Bob and Dale were great. They kept things easy going and
fun, yet always focused on making sure that information and
skills were being communicated in a way that allowed everything
to be easily absorbed and retained. All criticism was
constructive and always delivered with positive reinforcement.
Their demeanor made it easy to gain confidence in riding.
Everything was clear from the first time logging on the site
for info & to register to the end when I received the email
about my license coming in the mail.
Jason G of Ashland,
...Ray and I are very excited to do this
together and already have friends who expressed interest in
taking the course too! I can't say enough wonderful things about
your training and Dale's training and words of encouragement...
I was really having a great time and I'm looking forward to
practicing and indeed being "streetwise."
Take care and
thank you again.
Leanna P of Foxboro, MA
Ken is a very good instructor. In the
classroom, his technique of asking a question before answering
it was very effective because the question got my mind focused
on the issue in advance of the discussion and his final answer.
He was patient when the classroom conversation drifted off on a
tangent but then he would bring us back on topic in a seemingly
The riding range was more challenging for
me. Ken was understanding and patient. He was good at
identifying the subtle mistakes that led to the trouble that I
had with control.
On several occasions, when I asked
questions about what was necessary to pass the test, Ken
reminded me that becoming a safe rider was the primary issue and
that passing the test was secondary. I very much appreciate his
The equipment, course, administration, etc. were
all fine... I will recommend the course to my friends.
Jeff T of Concord, MA 7/6/2015
I had a
really wonderful time at the class. Bud made an effort to help
us relax and enjoy the process from the very beginning, and by
the time we left we were all very supportive and friendly toward
each other. I can honestly say I'll miss Bud. Maybe I'll come
back for a refresher course or an advanced class and hopefully
he'll be there. I felt very lucky to learn from him.
feel very lucky to have had Bud as a coach, truly. I was nervous
coming in and I firmly believed he helped me reach my highest
potential in that short amount of time. I was comfortable and
cautiously confident learning from him. Going in, I was timid
and I didn't know what to expect so I almost expected a tense
and unwelcoming environment, but my actual experience couldn't
be further from that.
Many things that were said sunk in
with my over time and I'm still thinking about them now. The way
certain things were explained were extremely helpful, especially
how often Bud repeated the important parts. I felt instruction
was very clear and effective. Any questions I had were
encouraged and answered with openness and encouragement.
I came prepared because of the emails, and left informed and
prepared. Bud went over everything in the classroom in detail,
which was great (everything above in detail as well as
additional information and helpful facts and level-headed
advice). He came off as very objective - most interested in
helping us be the best riders we can be and also very willing to
share his experience and share himself as a rider with us.
Overall, such a positive experience and I thank you very
much. Tell Bud I say "hi and thank you!!!"
Alex E of
Somerville, MA 7/6/2015
We had Ken, he was
excellent. I ended up being one of the stronger riders coming
from mopeds/scooters, but he was very patient with those who
needed a little more coaching than others, and still provided a
lot of helpful input for me as well.
Thanks again, I
have already recommended the course to a few, and will likely
continue to do so in the future.
Brian S of Cambridge, MA
Rider Coaches were awesome. Fun,
knowledgeable and helpful.
Jessica R of North Attleboro,
Just received my class M license in the
mail yesterday! Just wanted to say thank you to you and your
staff for putting together a great experience at Streetwise
Cycle School. My overall satisfaction with the course was a
10/10... The classroom was great in that you took a somewhat
boring time and kept us awake and participating... The rider
coach I had was awesome, he made sure all of us were comfortable
and in control of our bikes the entire time. I was respected and
encouraged, and he made sure that we kept becoming better riders
through each drill. His communication on what he expected from
each of us was perfect.
Overall a perfect way to get into
riding, and will be recommending to any friends getting into
riding and probably even strangers that are considering getting
a bike. Thanks again and good luck in the future.
Daniel P of Foxboro, MA 6/30/2015
the ERC in Foxboro on June 28th with Ron and he did a great job.
Really good guy and he was very knowledgeable and a great
teacher. Thanks for a great experience, I will recommend this
course to all of my buddies for sure.
James A of
Westwood, MA 6/29/2015
It was great fun and learning
experience and you have a great team..
Thanks and regards
Maharshi T of Marlborough, MA 6/28/2015
was excellent. I had limited experience in riding before
attending the class. After the class I feel much more in control
of the bike and have the confidence that I can operate much more
safely than before taking the class.
Bud was my
instructor and was amazing. Specifically, he excels in
explaining very simply how to operate the bike. He doesn’t make
the mistake of using terms that are unfamiliar to new riders,
and doesn’t assume people have the body instinct/natural
reaction that many seasoned riders might assume. As I understand
the dangers that come with riding a motorcycle; I don’t believe
there was a person that could have done a better job at
explaining in a very clear way how to operate the bike safely
and properly. Streetwise Cycle School is truly lucky to have
someone with not only as much experience as Bud, but also the
ability to identify the littlest tweaks to make the proper
adjustments to operate safely.
Excellent class, thank
Jon H of Wrentham, MA 6/6/2015
Just wanted to let you know about the great experience I had
yesterday at the advanced class. Although I have been riding for
many years I found the course quite informative. The instructors
were very knowledgeable and professional. Ron and Russ had alot
of personal experiences to share to help express the importance
of some of the menuvers they were teaching. I wouldn't have
wanted to take that course anywhere else and have two sons 21
and 19 that I will be sending to your school. Thank you for the
chance to learn some new things and refine skills I havent had
Kevin M of New Bedford, MA 6/14/2015
I had a great experience in the training class. The instructors
Gary And Dale were the best. They were very professional and
friendly as well which put everyone at ease. I learned so much
between their riding experience, classroom, and the outdoor
riding course that I wouldn’t have learned or learned too late.
Finished my first week of riding and have clocked over 300
miles so far and already have used many of the skills that
probably saved me and my bike.
Thanks guys,,, you made a
Cliff S of N Attleboro, MA 6/12/2015
This class was my very first time on a motorcycle (or similar
vehicle). In a short two days I went from struggling to keep the
bike from stalling to navigating curves, shifting, and properly
braking. In this short time I developed enough confidence to
feel competent to continue the learning process outside of
class. In short, the class is excellent.
Bud and Rich are
a great team. They work very well together. Each exercise can be
stressful because you're learning something new. With their easy
going encouragement they make learning fun. They were
respectful, communicated effectively, and made sure everyone was
safe. I don't see how the coaches could have been better.
The administrative process was straightforward and
effective. You know what to bring and what to expect.
would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn to ride.
Dmitry S of Needham, MA 6/10/2015
gained a lot of confidence riding the course. Not perfect by any
means but earned basic techniques to get me on my way. It's
always good to hear what experienced riders have to say and get
advice about what they were watching and their personal tricks
of riding... Keep it smooth... Ride your own ride.
Rich were GREAT ... Didn't make me nervous or bad that I did
something not perfect. They were very encouraging. Even got
excited with me when I finally got something right ... After a
few tries! Even as a female, I was never treated like anything
less than a rider :)
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR AN AMAZING
Lori L of Berkley, MA 6/10/2015
a great two days I had with both Dale and Gary, it was a lot fun
and very informative. They put everybody at ease when we first
start the class, and were patient with those who didn't catch on
quickly. I love both of their quick wits and senses of humor.
But remaining professional at all times. I will recommend this
class to anyone that is thinking about learning to ride.
Garry Sampson of Milford, MA 6/9/2015
Thanks again for all of your instruction: both of you guys were
fantastic teachers, and I feel so much more confident about
beginning to bike than I thought I would after 2 days. I will
definitely be back for the experienced rider course once I
procure a bike.
Josh Z of Newton, MA
I got my learners permit 25 years ago and
never completed the process for getting my license. Many of my
friends ride and have always tried to get me to go back and
finish. I enjoyed riding back then and I (and my friends) are
glad I finally went back and completed the process. More
importantly to you and me I did it right.
I am completely
happy with every step of the training process. The RiderCoaches
were experienced, knowledgeable, and entertaining. I would not
change a thing and after I have a few miles under my belt I will
be back for additional instruction.
Thanks for a fun and
learning experience. I will be safer as a rider with the skills
I learned under your instruction.
Peter F of Weymouth, MA
I am highly satisfied. I had taken an MSF
course many years ago (without continuing on a bike or getting a
license) in another city/state, and while that establishment had
gotten good reviews, this one was far better. The follow-ups via
email were excellent (e.g., instructions on how to get to
Streetwie Cycle School, how to get our learner's permit and
pre-pay, what to come prepared with, etc.). I appreciated the
level of communication from your program before this weekend,
and I really appreciate the follow-up level of communication
after the weekend (e.g., that our licenses had been processed,
etc.). The Facebook photos were also a nice touch!
was an excellent instructor, as was Susan on the range. They
provided very actionable feedback after every exercise on the
range. I never received a generic piece of feedback while
riding, and even when an exercise went well, Bruce and Susan
provided positive reinforcement followed up with additional
things to consider to get even better. They helped build up the
mental confidence that I feel is necessary to ride. They were
both very respectful and encouraging. Their pacing was excellent
and they emphasized all the right skills without ever making me
feel like they only 'taught to the test.' They were firm and
strict when necessary (e.g., "no leaning on bikes without
equipment"), but also relaxed enough to make the entire weekend
feel approachable and fun.
Thank you very much for an
awesome experience! Bruce & Susan were excellent and two of the
best instructors I've encountered.
Andrew N of
Somerville, MA 6/8/2015
I took the class at Foxboro
over the weekend with Dale and Gary as our instructors. They
were awesome! I really learned a lot of things that I didn't
know. I will highly recommend this riding school to anyone
looking to get into riding.
Chris G of
Medway, MA 6/8/2015
Both Bruce and Susan were
excellent on the Riding Range very understanding and showed
great patience, a lot to teach over two days but they did a
tremendous job at achieving it. Bruce was excellent in the
classroom and only for him I probably wouldn't have passed. Both
Bruce and Susan were very Safety oriented, I hope you pass on my
comments to them.
Your part of the administrative was also
excellent very accommodating to me regarding my cancelation the
previous week, and very prompt with your Emailing.
Denis M of Boston, MA 6/8/2015
the Basic Safety class in Foxboro on May 16-17. Extremely
satisfied with every aspect of the class (instructors, email
notices, registration, etc.). Looking now into taking an
advanced class to gain more road confidence.
-Patrick K of Plainville, MA 6/7/2015
you so much for the opportunity. I haven't had this much fun in
a long time, and I'm glad to have finally taken the rider course
after many years of always wanting to ride.
7am was the best choice. I liked how we started first thing on
the bike - I'm a teacher, and I've learned that sometimes just
"doing" it first is better than being lectured about it and then
Grenville and Alan were amazing. Super
chill, and really informative. I appreciated how they critiqued
even the smallest details. After all, these are our lives and
the lives of others on the road... They went through all the
exercises at a great pace, making sure everyone did the exercise
correctly, not matter how many or few times we could execute. I
had many random questions at random times during the riding, and
they always seemed eager to answer them. What I loved most was
how much love they demonstrated for riding...
wait to get my own bike and start practicing on my own so I can
eventually take more of your classes. Thank you so much!
Roy R of Somerville, MA 5/18/2015
My feedback is
limited because I thought the entire course was incredibly well
done. I only wish to emphasize that the RiderCoaches were
absolutely fantastic. They were supportive and encouraging;
stern when they needed to be, but always professional;
consistently safe; and well organized throughout the day. Most
importantly, they did a great job in helping us learn how to
I'll definitely recommend the course to anyone
Mark K of Cambridge, MA
Can I just say thank you so much. I had
such a great time. I learned so much in two days... The range
was awesome. I had no idea what I was doing before that, I would
watch videos on YouTube on how to start riding but actually
doing was great. I felt very respected by the instructors, Buddy
was great... Grenville and Rich ... They were all fantastic.
I felt like they showed us how to manage ourselves when it
comes to actually being on a bike in the real world. If we made
a mistake they corrected us and told how how to do it better or
fix our mistakes. Overall, I think they did a great job. I
enjoyed every minute of class. They made it fun, easy to
understand because we were all new riders.
Thank you for
teaching me. I will definitely recommend your class to any of my
friends who want to learn.
Shane T of Boston, MA 4/6/2015
I was hesitant to take the course but it was totally
worth it. The rider coaches, Steve and Rich were awesome and
really seemed to care about us and they were very passionate
about riding in general. The instructions were clear and simple
and all of the emails were great and clear as well. Overall I'd
give it a very high rating and definitely recommend to others.
Garrett B of Attleboro, MA 4/2/2015
Thank you. Just wanted to say the instructors were excellent And
those two mesh perfectly together. Had a great time. Telling my
mother right now to go along with everyone else.
Jay H of
Weymouth, MA 3/31/2015
Very satisfied with the
overall course. The exercises are relevant and useful, as a new
rider I came away with exactly what I wanted- basic maneuvering
skills and a good feel for riding a bike.
Paula and Bud
were awesome! I felt encouraged every step of the way, Bud was
especially friendly and gave me a lead on a used bike I might be
interested in. He is very knowledgable and gave me some great
advice on learning to ride. Paula is also wonderful, she clearly
takes safe riding very seriously and I could tell that she
wanted us all to come away from the course with the best habits
Andie H of Cambridge, MA 3/31/2015
For me, the overall course was terrific. The materials were
clear and well written (kudos to the MSF) and Dale did a great
job in the classroom and on the range. She was enthusiastic,
thoughtful, knowledgeable, encouraging, and witty. She managed
both the classroom and her time quite well.
On the range
I found the combination of Steve and Dale to be a strong team.
They worked together well, and the instruction and coaching
flowed quite smoothly, without any hitches in instruction time.
I personally found Steve to be particularly helpful — he very
clearly pointed out areas I needed to pay extra attention to.
And a very sincere and special thank you to you — you worked
diligently to clear ice from the range Sunday morning to enable
us to ride safely and stay on schedule. That showed great care
and concern. Plus you did a great job keeping us informed before
and since (“dress for skiing”) -- all your prep messages were
clear and helpful...
... a superb experience for me and I
will not hesitate to recommend you and Streetwise to any
appropriate potential students.
Michael T of
Sharon, MA 3/30/2015
I was more than happy with the
class. Dale did an excellent job helping everyone get on a bike
and teaching the basic riding skills one needs to enter public
roadways to practice their riding skills. I am one that had
spent some time on a bike before but never had real experience.
I learned a ton that will allow me to ride in a safer manor than
I would have if i did not take the class. Thank you guys at
Streetwise very much. I will be recommending this class to
everyone who has a interest in riding.
of Blackstone, MA 3/30/2015
I did the class portion
of the BRC last weekend with Rich, and the range on Monday and
Tuesday with Gale and Rich. First, the instructors were great!
They were knowledgeable, patient and did a good job teaching the
skills. I came to class already having my motorcycle license,
which I got 25 years ago. I never had any formal training, rode
for five years, but then I never got on a motorcycle for 20
years. I thought the class would be a good idea before getting
back into riding. The were many skills I learned for the first
time, and I learned how to ride the right way.
would suggest this class and Streetwise to anyone who is a new
rider, or someone like myself who hasn't ridden for a long time,
before getting on the streets and riding in traffic.
Rich G of Watertown, MA 3/28/2015
class was excellent. The coaches (Dale and Rich) were
outstanding. They really wanted you to learn the material and
each had a great, positive, and encouraging attitude.
George C of Wrentham, MA 3/25/2015
Thank you so much
for the wonderful two day session. Not only this session was
super helpful, it was very fun.
of Boston, MA 3/15/2015
I would like to express the
awesome experience I had at Streetwise Cycle School. As a
certified auto technician, I have taken lots of learning courses
in the field, and I am truly happy to say that the best
instructors I have ever dealt with are the ones at Streetwise
Cycle School. The classroom was never boring but on the other
hand very interesting. We were asked frequently if we had any
input. All the students had good questions and shared their
input and experiences. Preparation for the quiz was excellent.
Now to make it more interesting the teaching in the field
(outside) was also awesome. The instructors were very
knowledgeable. They had lots of patience and experience with
teaching students. It was all done with respect. It was fun! ...
no regrets.... even thinking of going back to an experienced
course with my own bike, and taking my wife with her bike as
well. Oh, by the way, the bikes supplied for the course are in
great shape and fun to learn on. Communication skills in
classroom, out in the course and through e-mail was very clear
and professional. Worth all the money spent - great investment.
Thank you for letting me be part of your training expertise and
understanding my needs. You guys are the best.
Anibal P of Springfield, MA 12/9/2014
received my license in the mail yesterday and it was great to
see the M under the endorsements!
Gary and Mike did a
great job of teaching, being engaged, and keeping a smile on
their faces with the crappy weather we had last weekend. Not
once did they seem like they weren’t enjoying teaching which
made learning fun as well.
Your process from sign-up to
licensing was easy for me to follow, direct and to the point. I
felt that you placed the responsibility on me to be prepared for
both the classroom and course and I liked that. Riding a
motorcycle should be about being prepared not pampered.
Thanks for creating this opportunity to gain confidence on the
Thanks again Bob!
Dan W of Watertown, MA
The classroom lessons were very thorough
and well presented.
Gary and Mike were wonderful examples
of respectful riders, concerned about our safety during and
after the course. They were enjoyable to learn from. They were
very professional and thoughtful, making the learning fun and
Thank you for providing this service to the
riding community... I learned a lot.
Karen P of Norfolk,
I took the basic rider course and loved
it. Gary and Mike were excellent coaches and are very
experienced riders. They are passionate about biking and helping
more people become (safe) motorcyclists. Even with a lot of dirt
biking experience, I learned a lot and received very helpful
feedback on the range. This is an excellent course to take as
you get to use their bikes, learn from highly experienced
riders, and get your license without having to go to the RMV.
Everyone in my class gained a lot of confidence and knowledge -
this is a very worthwhile and valuable class. Thank you Gary and
It's very apparent that they all love what they do
and care about the service they provide!
L of Allston, MA 12/8/2014
Bob, I had an absolutely fantastic
experience this past weekend at the school location in Foxboro
in the hands of Dale L'Esperance... Dale clearly, easily
demonstrated her mastery of the subject matter and made every
effort to help the class be successful every step of the way.
She was a true caring professional and was never condescending
or intimidating. She made everyone feel at ease and comfortable.
Kudos to you for finding such a fantastic staff member!
Ken M of Dorchester, MA 11/18/2013
I had a great
time at the Basic Rider Course. Both classroom and riding range
exercises were organized and executed in a perfect way to allow
everyone to learn the important skills necessary for starting to
riding a bike. I would recommend this course anytime.
The RiderCoaches did an exceptional job in explaining techniques
and important details about handling a motorcycle. Also leading
of classroom sessions was done in an interactive manner so
everyone was involved which made the written test a breeze.
Marc H of Waltham, MA 11/17/2013
was great. Ron, especially, was efficient, helpful and very
informative. Ed was also very helpful during the Saturday
session with tips and information to improve my riding skills.
Thanks for offering the class.
of Waltham, MA 11/17/2013
Life Changing ... The riding coaches
were amazing and super organized ... Perfect.
of Mattapan, MA 11/15/2013
I had an excellent experience and will
be recommending to my brother and friends. Bud Hurley was a very
good coach, encouraging knowledgeable, easygoing and a pleasure
to learn from and with.
Eli G of
Cambridge, MA 11/12/2013
It was awesome from start to finish. Relaxed and
encouraging atmosphere maximized the learning experience.
The RiderCoaches were Excellent. I was never made to feel
that I was a bad rider or a bad student... I received
constructive encouragement... Very engaging.
first-rate experience providing me with valuable life-time
lessons in a comfortable environment. I have already recommended
you to two other people who are considering getting a license.
Caroline S of Foxborough, MA 11/6/2013
That was one awesome
class and it was fun.
Rohith H of Newton, MA 11/5/2013
Everything was very professional, efficient and
Thank you for a great experience.
of Wellesley, MA 11/5/2013
I had a blast last week with Dale & Alan
Tim N of West Roxbury, MA 10/30/2013
Just wanted to let you know I
just placed a yelp review. Suzan and Alan were great
instructors. I was so confident that the day we finished I drove
out to the Berkshires and bought a KLR 650 after having never
been on a bike before the Saturday class. I have since put about
1300 miles on it and I look forward to taking the advanced
course in the spring.
Patrick B of Jamaica Plain, MA 10/28/2013
Hey, guys and girls, I finally purchased a bike 2010 electra
glide. I put it on the road in mid August and have not got off!!
I should get to 2000 miles before the cold sets in. I can't wait
to get back out in the spring
of Medfield, MA 10/24/2013
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed
taking your basic course with Marjorie and Mike. They were
super-knowledgable and really fun. I had a really great
experience and will be back for expert training.
David M of Newton, MA 10/16/2013
I had a great
experience taking the class and the instructors were great. I'd
recommend your school to anyone.
-Leo Y of Medford, MA 10/16/2013
Thank you for the course. I really had a fantastic
time and it was money well spent. Marjorie and Mikey were superb
-Mark N of Boston, MA 10/14/2013
fantastic! I truly felt like he has a passion for both
motorcycles AND teaching. I was scared and not sure I had the
skills or hand/eye coordination to actually ride a motorcycle.
Those first times I started the motorcycle on my own and rode
off were literally some of the best moments I can remember in
recent history. It was a dream come true of mine to learn to
ride - even if I'm still a beginner - I have hope that I can
keep getting better and Ken was instrumental in that process.
Congratulations on a great RiderCoach!
I felt absolutely
supported and encouraged. Ken was really good at letting us know
we could go at the pace that worked for us (I tend to learn
slower in practice - quicker with books). A few times the
exercises were challenging and I said "I can't do that" and his
response was always "That's ok, do the best you can" and sure
enough with that kind of encouragement I managed to improve! It
helped me realize I'm on a learning curve with motorcycles. I
can say.. "I can't do that..yet"
I could tell Ken was
very committed to helping us learn - seemed very invested in our
experience and how he could help. He always asked us if we had
questions and concerns after each exercise.
great weekend class! Will definitely recommend. Also hats off to
Ken! What a fantastic, patient, and all around excellent
teacher. He didn't have the best weather conditions and managed
to teach us all excellent skills . I feel confident as a
beginner on a motorcycle now - that's priceless!
D of South Boston, MA 10/7/2013
Ken was absolutely EXCELLENT. He
correctly insisted on all points and milestones and gave us a
lot from his experience. He is a very good instructor.
Oded K of Brookline, MA 10/6/2013
I had the privilege of meeting two
fine gentlemen yesterday while attending your ERC class in
Foxboro yesterday ... Bud and Tom. I had reservations of going
to such a class due to previous experiences of similar types of
in the past. My apprehension was based on the arrogant, know it
all instructor types from these previous experience while
obtaining other safety / credential type classes and seminars.
I'm in the engineering transport field and heavy rigging so I
have attended my fair share of these types of things. Within the
first 10 minutes my apprehensions we're put to rest and was not
only pleased with Bud and Tom personally, but also the details
of the course and the professionalism they exuded in covering
it. I've been riding motorcycles for nearly 30 years. Mostly
dirt bikes and lately street. Never licensed and have been
riding on a permit for the last 3 years, the course itself was
exactly what I needed to make me feel more confident in things
that I was doing correctly and very helpful for things that I
was not and should be.
Thank you for being so dedicated
to this. The communication was fantastic right up to the
notification I received this morning about my permit being
successfully submitted for processing. I have already
recommended this class to two close friends who have been riding
for years as a refresher and I will continue to spread the word.
With great appreciation,
Carl B of Ashland, MA 10/6/2013
just wanted to say thanks and share my appreciation for the
school. Overall, the course was great. I liked the fact that
there was a lot of time on the bikes in the range. Gary and Dale
were great instructors, and I enjoyed working with them.
John T of Attleboro, MA 10/4/2013
Thank you for
providing these services. I appreciate having someplace fun and
safe to go to improve on riding skills... Both the Classroom and
Riding Range experience were excellent. I find the class time
not only helps as a refresher but also helps the students get to
know one another a bit. The Rider Coaches were outstanding...
They were upbeat, friendly, and knowledgeable.
~ Princess C-B of South Boston, MA 10/3/2013
Dineen, Alan & Bob. This was a life changing experience for me.
Jeff B of South Attleboro, MA 10/3/2013
Thanks so much. I actually got
my license on Sat. I loved the riding and appreciated how
supportive you and the other instructors were. Can't wait to get
Amy C of Needham, MA 9/30/2013
Great course. Dale
and Mike were awesome instructors.
Mitch C of Milton, MA 9/30/2013
I was extremely satisfied with the overall experience,
and I certainly learned alot more than I expected.
RiderCoaches were excellent. I was fortunate to get Dale for
both days. She was very helpful both in the class and on the
Craig C of North Attleborough, MA 9/23/2013
a great instructor that loves motorcycles. This combination
gives us a fun and very informative class...
I was very
satisfied with the class and will recommend anyone seeking to
learn more about motorcycle riding in the future.
Adam C of Quincy, MA 9/19/2013
Thanks a bunch! I
loved the class and the instructors were awesome!
of Blackstone, MA 9/16/2013
Thanks a lot Bob. I had a great
experience with you and your team, A++
Mauri C of
Everett, MA 9/11/2013
I honestly had a great experience. I don't think I
would of learned as much as I did in such short of a time if my
instructor, Dale, wasn't so understanding and clear and
passionate about riding. In the class, she would go over the
book then use her own life experiences with why we ride the way
we do and what techniques to use. While on the course, she took
the time to take us aside, one by one if needed, for a little
extra coaching and clearly explained what we were going wrong
and how to correct it. I was more than satisfied with having her
as an instructor. She was very approachable and understanding.
Normally people who teach anything, get annoyed and frustrated
with students if they are having a hard time understanding
something or ask questions because the students are not as
knowledgeable as the instructor, but I did not feel that way
once with Dale.
Can't say enough good things about her.
She was AWESOME!!
Corine M of Quincy, MA 9/9/2013
not be more satisfied with the course. Dale is the best; very
professional, easy to understand, experienced, funny, always
worry about our safety and questions, making sure we understand
everything before we got into the range, we all loved her.
Fernando S of Framingham, MA 9/9/2013
I have to say
I really enjoyed how personable and friendly the instructors
were. Always had positive feedback and when they had to correct
you they did it in a very kind and constructive way. I enjoyed
the range more than the classroom, but I am sure that is to be
Thank you for accommodating me.
of Boston, MA 8/28/2013
All the riding coaches are AWESOME and
different in their own ways. They all teach different and you
can learn a different technique from each of them. I spent one
on one time with Dale and Todd and they were very understanding
and took their time to teach me exactly what I needed help in.
Michele B-A 8/27/2013
I have to say the Dale
made my whole experience. She was such an excellent instructor.
Very easy to get along with. She explained everything perfectly.
And showed us how to do everything first before we had a go. I
felt completely comfortable and confident with her as my
instructor. She not only instructed how to just complete the
exercise, but also best practices and tips for the street and
more advanced riding. I also felt I learned more "Classrom
Knowledge" from Dale and her experiences and tips and tricks
than I did in the actual classroom. I was extremely happy to
have her as an instructor and I would recommend her fully.
... I was extremely impressed with the course. Not only do I
feel prepared to enter the real world on a motorcycle, but above
all else it was just a ton of fun!!! The license at the end was
a bonus, but the riding range time itself was a really
Jack W of Quincy, MA 8/20/2013
is an awesome teacher, you should hire 10 more people just like
him. He's very approachable, always willing to answer your
questions and he is very clear in his responses. Well worth the
money spent, I'd recommend Streetwise to anyone, especially with
RiderCoaches like Todd teaching the classes.
I have to tell you how impressed I was
with and how much I took away from my class this past weekend.
Todd was absolutely excellent. I haven't been on a motorcycle in
probably 25 years and have never been a regular rider. The
material, pace at which it was presented and the relaxed
atmosphere made it great for all of us in the class, novice thru
experienced. I not only learned valuable riding skills and
tactics, I have already applied them to my daily driving. In
summary, invaluable class, outstanding instructor and worth
every penny. I'll be back for the advanced riding class. Oh
yeah, we were lucky enough to be taking the class at the same
time of a Demo weekend at MOMs so the free burgers and dogs were
an added bonus!
loved the course. The instructor, Suzan, was very professional,
knowledgeable and extremely patient. That is all the makings of
thanks for everything
Ps My sons will be next.
engineer�I have taken countless boring training courses and
seminars over the years. Your course was very good.. I learned
quite a bit in retrospect ..And best of all it was FUN !!
Keith B of Bellingham, MA 8/14/2013
You have a
great team out there. They are tough masters - but that is what
is required, but , excellent teachers. Susan and Alan are both
Jaudet B Cambridge, MA 8/13/2013
I definitely feel
I made the right decision in choosing Streetwise. The course
strikes an optimal balance between classroom and riding range.
The content is well chosen and the focus on interactive teaching
ensures that participants stay involved and focused over the
course of two days.
I couldn�t have wished for more
competent instructors: Demi and Mike managed time well to keep a
high pace while ensuring deep understanding of the subject
matter by all participants. With their knowledge and riding
experience they were able to address any question even beyond
the course content. Most importantly, the instructors created an
positive atmosphere, build a good team spirit in the group and
enabled participants to feel encouraged to speak up. Their
feedback on the riding range was an optimal balance of positive
cheer and constructive critique that was instrumental in
facilitating the groups� progress in riding skills. Coaching a
randomly assembled group of people in complex theoretical and
practical skills over the course of two days is a challenge -
Demi has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills that I wish
I would see more of in my own profession. Demi and Mike were an
optimal team on the range and created a safe environment for the
riders with clear instructions and immediate response to
potentially hazardous situations. Both managed optimally to
focus on each rider personally so that it felt like 1:1 lessons
with friends rather than an anonymous group exercise.
The administrative process was optimal. Directions were clear,
the fast follow up exceeded my expectations. I will definitely
recommend Streetwise to my friends and will take advantage of
future training opportunities.
Thanks to all of you
Melanie K of South Boston, MA 8/6/2013
My husband and I both
went through the course and it was AMAZING! Our coaches were
Fantastic, the classroom AND the course was well organized,
prepared and we have done nothing but BRAG about your school!
Thanks for a TERRIFIC experience!
Earlene R of Douglas,
My overall satisfaction was great, both in the
classroom and the driving range. The rider coaches were awesome.
Very professional, very official, well prepared, encouraging
without question, communicated very well, and safety seemed to
be #1 ...
Totally satisfied... The whole experience went
way better than I could've ever predicted. I came in feeling
anxious and a little apprehensive about the safe use and
operation of a motorcycle, but as we went along, the instructors
were really!! good at ensuring total safety and comfort, not to
mention best practices for riding, as they saw it, but also as
the state sees it.
If I had to train again, I'd have the
same instructors if that were my choice.
Now to buy a
motorcycle. :) Very satisfied and empowered by the experience.
I'm excited to ride and get better, while maintaining safety and
observing good riding rules for myself.
Glenn O of Somerville, MA 7/29/2013
I had a phenomenal experience
with the Streetwise Cycle School and I will certainly be
recommending it to my friends. The RiderCoaches were great in
every aspect. I felt like all the coaches had an interest in
teaching us and helping us pass. I was more than satisfied with
the administrative aspects and appreciate the flexibility with
putting me in the Foxboro class.
All around great
Alex D of Boston, MA 7/28/2013
Great class this past Monday and Tuesday. I enjoyed it more than
I expected. Thanks for the great pictures!
was great. Rich was really awesome. I felt like I was learning a
ton of material, and both instructors made me very comfortable.
They kept it fun as well...
You run a great organization
with great people. I definitely feel I can reach out to you as a
resource and for additional training.
of Canton, MA 7/25/2013
Ken was AMAZING. He set up all the cones
without us even noticing he did. Also impressive that he
addressed each one of us by name. His encouragement and feedback
was highly appreciative and motivating, too. Whitey was good,
too. I think he is the �authentic guy� you need ... Good role
model from a �tough rider�.
Pre-course emails were clear
and straight to the point without too much info. I very much
appreciated the VERY quick follow-through re submission to RMV
and the respective status update. At the end, we are all eager
to get our license asap and get out on the road... So overall,
Keep up the professional work!
Fabian H of Cambridge, MA 7/23/2013
Thanks for providing
both my husband and me with such a great experience this
I was completely satisfied with this course.
It was hard work, but I'm incredibly glad that I've taken this
course. I can't imagine going out on the road and trying to
learn everything without professional guidance.
RiderCoaches were great. Ken and Whitey were a good team - a
blend of humor, skill, and direct feedback.
-Kim D of Brighton, MA 7/22/2013
I had a great experience with my
training. I enjoyed the class work and the instructors were
professional and courteous from my perspective. I will recommend
you and your school to all my friends.
of North Grafton, MA 7/22/2013
I would highly recommend this class to
anyone wanting to get their motorcycle license. The instructors
did an outstanding job teaching the fundamentals and necessary
skills to stay safe but enjoy riding. Both instructors had their
own unique way of explaining and demonstrating each lesson, so
we were sure to understand. Gary and Dale were very patient and
gave us a valuable learning experience.
of Blackstone, MA 7/20/2013
I wanted you to know how happy I am with
all aspects of my experience with Street Wise Cycle School...
The riding range instruction was excellent... the
instruction eased us from the basics of mounting, clutch feel,
and balance seamlessly into the more complex skills of swerving,
weaving (WHEEEEEEE!!!), and debris crossing, all the while
reinforcing the skills previously learned...
brings me to the Riding Coaches. I can't say enough about how
great Gary and Dale were. In the classroom Gary made sure that
we had a good understanding of the materials, and thoroughly
reviewed each unit. Out on the range, both Gary and Dale were
outstanding. After their explanation and demonstration of each
exercise I felt comfortable with what was expected. They gave
great feedback both when we did very well and when we did less
well. While it was obvious their focus was on rider safety, they
made sure that we were all comfortable with what we were doing,
and were encouraging us along the way. Their relaxed style not
only helped to ease any jitters, but it also inspired confidence
throughout the course. And of course they made sure we were
I will long remember my experience with
Street Wise Cycle School with a smile upon my face. Keep up the
-- Judd G of Douglas, MA 7/20/2013
I had a
phenomenal time at the class last weekend. I was extremely
satisfied with both the classroom and riding portion of the
class. Todd was extremely informative, and was always great when
dealing with questions. He went at a very good pace, ensuring
the class had ample time to practice each exercise in the riding
portion. He was well prepared, and made the entire class
exciting and informative.
The reminder emails prior to
the class were very helpful, and I immensely appreciate the
email updating me on the licensing process. I will be sure to
recommend Streetwise Cycle School to others looking to learn how
to ride a motorcycle.
- Andrew B of
Mansfield, MA 7/18/2013
I took the class last Saturday and Sunday with Gary
and Dale. They were excellent coaches. They were patient,
encouraging and enthusiastic about teaching us.
was finished I purchased my first bike, a Honda cbr and I
immediately felt confident and felt I possessed the knowledge to
become an expert rider with practice.
I have since
driven 250 miles this week and have had no drama whatsoever. I
would highly recommend your school to anyone and I would
especially recommend Gary and Dale. They were awesome teachers
in every way.
I would rate the overall experience a 10
including the administrative stuff like the license issuing.
Jonathan l 7/17/2013
I would also
like to say that the pairing of Gary and Dale as our class'
training instructors was a wonderful experience. It was my first
time ever being on motorcycle this past weekend and Gary and
Dale helped me not only learn how to ride, but provided an
extensive amount of knowledge, and made the environment
humorous, comfortable and enjoyable.
I very much enjoyed
my experience through Streetwise Cycle School and have already
recommended the class to 3 friends due to positive impact it had
Thanks again, and have a wonderful rest of your
~Taylor F of Norwood, MA 7/17/2013
I had a great time at
the class and it was extremely helpful. Paul was the best! Can't
wait to get out on the open road.
Great class last weekend. Ron and Todd
did an excellent job.
Jack F of Wretham, MA 7/9/2013
a great time with Streetwise. The classroom had a great feel to
it and the breaks were set at perfect times for everyone to use
the bathrooms and get fresh air to stay awake. Starting on time
the way that the instructor's did was excellent. The video that
you guys use is extremely useful for all the beginners out
there. The riding coaches and instructors were perfect on the
range. They valued safety above all else. I was very encouraged
by them ... They were above all some of the most professional
people that I have gotten to learn from... Overall i would rate
this class with an A+.
David R Jr of Mansfield, MA 7/5/2013
The Rider Coaches were awesome... They were both very
informative, friendly, and patient. As a woman it was really
awesome to have one as one of my coaches -- she's really
phenomenal and made me feel confident that I could keep up with
Thanks for everything!
of Uxbridge, MA 7/2/2013
The class was excellent and both Todd and
Steve were so great as instructors! They did a fantastic job yet
kept it fun :)
Would highly recommend the program to
Trisha K of Plainville, MA 7/2/2013
I think that Street
wise Cycle School is an amazing place to learn how to ride a
motorcycle. The environment is very safe and welcoming and I am
so happy to have been a student at this school.
classroom was a fun place to learn and even though we weren't on
the bikes, I still learned a lot and never got bored. The videos
were a big help and I loved the amount of communication and
participation that went on in the room.The riding range was
absolutely amazing and a great place to ride. The area was very
open and easy to ride on.
I loved my coaches and how
they taught the class. They were very nice and specific with
telling the students what to do in order to become a better
rider. I felt very encouraged by them and they always had a
positive attitude even if someone didn't understand what to do
in the beginning of the lesson. Communication was clear and
understood by them and they were very well rehearsed with what
to teach us. Personal safety was a huge factor in this class and
that made me feel very comfortable and safe while attending this
I would definitely recommend this school to anyone
wishing to learn how to ride a motorcycle and get their license.
Alicia I of Centerville, MA 7/1/2013
was outstanding, the instructors (Todd and Steve) were
professional and knowledgeable. I learned a lot of great
Tim W of Worcester, MA 7/1/2013
Overall I would rate the experience and the school as EXCELLENT.
I found the course progression to be methodical enough to grasp
each skill before went onto the next one...
were excellent. Dale is very skilled and uses her personality
and humor to great advantage to make all the students feel at
ease. But her message is dead serious. Alan was excellent and on
day 2 Bob kept things smooth and gave quality and consistent
feedback. They all respected the students and were supportive of
the students, especially the weaker students who were having
more difficulty. Communication was excellent. Safety was
I expect to return for the
experienced rider course in the near future after a log some
real miles on my motorcycle.
All the best,
of Jamaica Plain, MA 6/26/2013
I had a great experience at Streetwise
Cycle School. Both classroom and field instructions were very
professional, and the staff were extra friendly. I have no
hesitations recommending the school to any of my acquaintances
who may be interested. Thanks for your time and efforts to keep
us safe on the road.
Yakov K of Brookline,
Thanks Bob, Mike and Mike for a great experience. You
guys were great, and the course was definitely well structured
and I thought it was exactly what I needed.
Mel H of South Boston, MA 6/25/2013
Zach and I found the classroom and
Riding Range Great! We both are hands on learners. We enjoyed
the length of time in classroom then outside to apply the
Both our coaches were awesome. Really knew
their stuff! They both had positive attitudes. Being a nervous
person, their encouragement and praising really boosted my
confidence. Zach already really having a backround riding a bike
(thought class might be boring) LOVED being on the range with
our coaches because they gave him things to work on. And I think
an eye opener that you can always improve as a rider.
Thank you for all the help we really enjoyed out class!
Caroline E and Zachary W of Wrentham, MA 6/25/2013
I had a great
weekend with Streetwise. You guys have a kickass program!
Congrats and I wish you the best
Happy (and safe) riding!
-Roberto M of Cambridge, MA 6/24/2013
I had a great experience with
your program. The instructors were very professional & friendly.
I would highly recommend your program to friends.
Annmarie C of Roslindale, MA 6/24/2013
Just wanted to say thanks
again for an absolutely awesome class and one of the best
weekends I've had in a long time. Aside from the Groupon class I
took with you it was my first time ever on a bike and am now
incredibly looking forward to riding.
I don't have a
single bit of feedback on what to change - I liked every aspect
the class. Your knowledge about riding is incredible and I was
tremendously impressed with your dedication to safety procedure.
I will 100% recommend your class to anyone I can.
Dan L of Quincy, MA 6/23/2013
The instructors are top notch!
Their knowledge and encouragement was well received. Dale and
Rich were clear in their directions and follow up on what could
be improved. They were approachable and 100% professional. I
would absolutely recommend Streetwise Cycle School to anyone
wishing to learn the art of riding a motorcycle. The experience
has made me much more aware of potential issues when driving any
Debbie H of North Attleboro, MA 6/23/2013
writing this short email to express my complete satisfaction and
appreciation for the two instructors whose Basic Rider Safety
class I attended this weekend. Gary and Todd are top notch at
what they do! I was taken back at how caring and patient they
were to each and every student. Taking the time that they did
making sure we understood ALL the material and excercises will
make our class great Riders. Thanks again for all the great
work. Kudos to Gary and Todd!!!!
James L of Woonsocket,
Rider coaches were excellent. They were prepared,
communicated effectively and showed concern for safety. You
could tell that they loved riding. I definitely felt respected
and encouraged. It was great to get positive feedback when I
made an improvement.
Jeff A of Scituate, MA 6/18/2013
maintain my license in NJ. I had done a class 6 years ago and
never got a bike or rode between that time and now. I got a bike
a couple months ago and vowed to redo the class. I was up in
Boston for the weekend and decided to do the class. I am so glad
I chose Streetwise. Your instructors for the Sat/Sunday morning
class were great teachers/coaches/mentors. Please extend another
big thank you to Ken and Gary again.
Thanks for the
great class and the great learning environment,
of Boston, MA 6/18/2013
I wanted to let you know that I was very
pleased with the course and instructors. I had little experience
street riding, and the first thing I did after finishing the
course was take a ride and applied what I was taught. What a
difference! I have more confidence, but yet am more safety
conscious. I will certainly recommend Streetwise.
Steve G of South Weymouth, MA 6/17/2013
Just would like to say
thanks so much. I had a great time this weekend and it
encouraged me to get out there and get a motorcycle and further
the skills I learned on Saturday and Sunday with Ken and Gary.
They were both awesome teachers!! So much knowledge, super
friendly, clear about instructions and willing to go over things
more than once if someone didn't understand.
Overall I am
very satisfied with the course. I left with more knowledge than
I thought I would and am now very excited, motivated and
confident with moving on to purchasing a motorcycle for myself
and to continue learning. Classroom experience was great and the
knowlege provided with the back up of the videos was very
helpful in transitioning to the range. The riding range, while
hard at first, provided a good pace of learning, and helped me
to improve with each exercise.
A of Dedham, MA 6/17/2013
I had a wonderful experience with
Marjorie and Rich, they were really perfect and it was great to
learn so many great things from them. Thanks also for your
Antonio C of East
Boston, MA 6/16/2013
Thank you so much for the great experience! I came in
having literally no idea how to ride and left hoping to get my
first bike and practice what I learned. This is really something
I would recommend for anyone even thinking about learning to
The riding coaches were amazing. We had Dale and
Mike -- they were both encouraging and patient while still being
strict about how to approach riding safely. I felt their advice
was perfect for my level of experience. They came prepared and
were obviously both very knowledgable about coaching riding.
Again, thank you so much for everything it's been such a
All the best,
Dave H of Brighton, MA 6/13/2013
I just wanted to let you know what a great time I had
and how impressed I was with your instructors, Dineen and Gary.
They did a great job and are true professionals. Shortly after
the class, I purchased my first bike and am picking it up on
Thursday. I am confident that what I learned in the class will
be of great help to me out on the road. Also, I found the email
updates that you sent to be very helpful in preparing for the
class. Thank you and keep up the good work!
of Walpole, MA 6/11/2013
I just wanted to start off by saying I
really enjoyed the Basic Rider Course and I learned a lot of
good techniques and developed good base skills that may very
well save my life in the future...
I had Dale and Mike
for coaches. Both made learning really fun and easy. Their
personal stories and any incidents they had been in or crashes
they avoided with the skills they taught us made the course seem
more important and was not just a way to get my license. The two
of them created a great atmosphere for learning with jokes and
stories while still maintaining the seriousness of safety on the
range and when we get out on the road. I could not have asked
for better coaches than the two of them... I really enjoyed this
course and took a lot away from it. I am already recommending
this course to friends who want to learn to ride a motorcycle
and I will continue to do so in the future.
Keith R of Wrentham, MA 6/11/2013
We had Demi as our
instructor. She is great. Loved taking the class with her.
I will recommend this course to my friends.
- Shin N
This entire experience has been great. You
and your team were excellent!
William P of Walpole, MA 6/5/2013
I have to take a minute to thank you
and your staff. My time in sales influenced my perception of the
motorcycle world and a school that would enable one to be a
potential customer to dim at best. I paid my tuition and pressed
on as I wanted to learn and get my license. Much to my surprise
I found the most professional staff and operation. I learned a
lot about motorcycles and the safety required to operate one. I
gained the confidence not only to ride comfortably, but also
approach any ride or purchase with knowledge about how to be
safe and enjoy the ride.
Rich and Marjorie were
professional, knowledgeable, and knew what it took to
communicate that to all of us in a POSITIVE non condescending
way. The class was FUN!!.
Rest assured I will be back, I
am going to purchase a bike soon and after some street time I
will be in to take it to the next level.
Leo K of Medfield, MA 6/5/2013
It was amazing how far the students
went over a two day period, from learning to ride a motorcycle
to passing a road test. The bikes were all in very good
condition. We got verbal instruction and then demonstrations on
every facet of riding and the instructors were great. Breaks
were taken a appropriate times and the pace of learning was
appropriate for beginners...
The coaches were experienced
riders and wonderful teachers. They were patient, friendly and
helpful. Their advise and coaching was always instructive and
timely. Not only did we receive instruction, but practical
advice on the safe operation of the bikes and how to avoid other
dangers on the road, be that motor vehicle operators, and the
nuances of riding, e.g. striping on the road which becomes
slick, tar which melts, etc� I was very encouraged by the
instructions, they were true coaches and they made the
experience fun and enjoyable. Each of the instructors was well
prepared, the materials they used were clearly �time-tested�.
The coaches communicated very clearly, and accepted questions
and comments from students which made our limited training time
Great program, I will be recommending it
to others. Thanks.
Thomas E of North Kingstown, RI 6/5/2013
really enjoyed taking the program you offered today at your
Foxboro location. I went from never riding a motorcycle, atv, or
dirt bike to driving around my brand new 2012 Hyosung 650GTR all
I will deffinetly be referring anyone I know to
Zachary B of Foxboro, MA 6/4/2013
I was overall very pleased with my experience with Streetwise.
Marjory, Mike, and Bruce were great instructors. We learned a
lot, but they also kept it fun and relaxed at the same time.
Lee T of Brookline, MA 5/29/2013
enjoyed the class and the instructors. You have a great program.
Keep up the good work and I will recomend others to use your
George T of Taunton, MA 5/29/2013
I took your course of the weekend and it was great. Ken, our
instructor, was really the driving force. He made us all feel
comfortable, relaxed, but serious about the material. That made
it easy to absorb and it was a good environment to ask
questions, ask for help, etc.
of Brookline, MA 5/29/2013
I am writing to thank you for the
excellent course ... I took and passed the MSF class this
weekend in Foxboro. Dale and Gary were such good teachers, I
feel like I have what is needed to get back to riding after
nearly twenty years off. Please extend my appreciation to them
for their excellence.
Thanks again for an excellent
Fred G of Providence, RI 5/29/2013
Very satisfied. Coaches were extremely patient and made sure
everyone understood the concepts explained both in the video and
the booklet. Going over the questions definitely helped
reviewing safety measures. The exercises in the range were all
very helpful and actually fun to do.
Coaches were always
very enthusiastic (even in crappy weather), which was immense in
making sure that we kept our spirits up. It was clear that they
knew what they were doing and that they have been teaching this
course for a long time. Excellent communication and concern for
students' safety. Made sure all questions and concerns were
answered before/after exercises.
Thanks for everything
Bob, and great job with Streetwise. I'll definitely come back
for more courses once I get some miles on the road.
Brian L of Brookline, MA 5/29/2013
I attended the rider course this
past weekend and couldn't be more pleased with the help I got
from the two instructors, they were so much help in getting me
prepared to take the final written test and riding test, those
two guys work great together in identifying the students
deficiencies and helping them to over come them. I plan on
sending my grandson to Streetwise next summer when he is old
enough to be licensed to ride and have recommended your school
to numerous friends.
Don L of South
Boston, MA 5/23/2013
Thank you! I loved the class and have recommended to
many friends already
Kimberly S 5/21/2013
just completed the two day Boston class this past weekend. I am
extremely satisfied with my experience! Bud and Ken were so
patient, encouraging and knowledgeable. They were able to
identify where I was making mistakes and offer suggestions as to
how to fix them.
Bud was especially helpful with
building my confidence. He could tell I was a bit nervous, and
he just kept reminding me to not let my nerves get the best of
Ken was really good at using real life examples in
The course itself was done at a good
pace and the breaks were scheduled at the right times.
liked getting all the e-mails reminding me about the course and
with additional information and how to prepare.
all, I would absolutely recommend this course to friends and
family. I have some girlfriends that are hoping to get their
licenses by the middle of the summer so I'll be sending them
Thanks so much.
-Amy K of Winchester, MA 5/21/2013
Just a word to say that I really enjoyed the training on
motorcycle safety. The instructers were great!!! I learned a lot
that has helped me with my riding. I would recommend your school
to anyone that is looking to take the safety course.
Billy T of Wrentham, MA 5/20/2013
Ron and Alan are great
instructors...(you are lucky to have them) & we had a great
group. Enjoyed the week-end.
Katie F of Quincy, MA 5/20/2013
Just wanted to take a minute to thank you and Todd for helping
me to obtain my motorcycle license this past weekend.
found your class to be extremely well run and informative. You
guys took your time and were not only very knowledgeable, but
patient. I feel very comfortable having gone through your
school. Not just because of the things that you taught but
because I believe if you thought I was not capable of driving
with a license you would have not allowed me to pass this class
and would have me taking further steps to become a better driver
and ultimately pass and receive my license.
was well run. The course was not easy but not so difficult as to
intimidate me. You and Todd were very good instructors whom I
thought were great teachers and very down to earth guys that I
felt very comfortable with. You both came very prepared and
ready to hit the road. The way you explained then demonstrated
everything you taught us was was very helpful which made the
learning experience that much better and easier! I also would
like to say your communications out of the class was great. I
had some questions and some problems on my end which you
immediately got back to me on, on more than one occasion and
have helped me resolve.
Overall your organization is an
exceptionally well run business that I would feel very
comfortable recommending to my friends and anyone else looking
to get a great education in the field of riding motorcycles!
Bill O 5/20/2013
Thank you, Bob -
really well-run program you have going out there.
Matt D of South Boston, MA 5/16/2013
Bob, I had a great time this
weekend learning to ride with Alan & Mike. It was evident that
they are very experienced and knowledgeable riders. The course
was a lot of fun and I feel much better prepared to hit the road
now. The administrative information beforehand was most helpful,
there were no last minute surprises while in the course.
Spelling out the RMV's permit and license process made for a
very smooth process.
-Drew B of Medford,
I was very satisfied with the course in classroom and
on the range, I have been riding for a little while before I
took the class. And I learned alot of new things and techniques.
I had Dale and Mike, They were great! They were very
good about making sure they knew we COULD do it, and if we were
doing something wrong they were good about telling and showing
us how to fix it.
I think it was very well done and will
recommend your course to a couple friends who are planning on
taking the course...
Victoria H of Lowell, MA 5/14/2013
am very satisfied with the course. I learned a lot about
properly riding a motorcycle. I've had a motorcycle before and
thought I knew how to ride it and be comfortable but this class
taught me things I never knew and now feel so comfortable on a
The RiderCoaches were excellent. They made the
class enjoyable and taught very professional and well. There was
plenty of communication and showed concern for our personal
... I highly recommend it to anyone and will
inform my friends of this course.
R of Brimfield, MA 5/13/2013
I was very satisfied with the course I
was more comfortable on the range than in the class because I
haven't been in a class in years Alan and Mike where great at
explaining everything I have absolutely no complaints and I
thank all of you for making my riding skills better than what
James of Stoughtom, MA 5/13/2013
I was extremely
satisfied with the whole package! I wanted to learn everything
the right way before I could develop bad habits and Dineen and
Gary taught me everything I was hoping to learn and more. I got
a 98 on the written test and a great score on the riding eval.
Dineen was our coach and was very informative, willing to answer
any questions from the group, always had constructive criticism
which was so helpful, funny, and very encouraging. The class was
fun and very helpful.
Both Denine and Gary communicated
extremely well and were wonderful coaches. They both definitely
enforced the safety rules and always knew what each person in
the group was doing at all times.
I was very satisfied
with the administrative info. especially the opportunity to
study from the book online. The sample test was very, very
helpful as well. I like having as much infomation as possible on
any new and unknown that I have to do and the emails and info
included were actually perfect and exactly what I needed. It
made me so much more comfortable in attending the class, what to
bring and what to expect.
Thank you for a wonderful
experience and I have already told others who are getting into
riding they HAVE to take the course.
And one more thing,
DINEEN was a GREAT TEACHER!!!! We didn't have as much time with
Gary but he was wonderful too!
Mary S of Plainville, MA 5/13/2013
The range was GREAT. We were in the back range - very quiet and
private, tons of space, no distractions. Perfect venue.
Rider Coaches: I'd give both Ken and Demi top marks. I thought
Ken in particular was superb. He was strict and serious but also
friendly and enthusiastic. He seemed to really enjoy instructing
us, and repeatedly reminded us to have fun and relax as well.
Demi was a very good instructor too. She gave me excellent
pointers a number of times. I could tell she was paying
attention, and not checking her watch for quitting time. Both
Ken and Demi were respectful and clearly vigilant about our
Administrative: I was very pleased with the
course sign-up process, confirmation emails, and attention paid
to keeping everything on schedule. The emphasis on the website
and in confirmation emails about showing up on time and with the
right gear made me plan ahead and take it seriously. I was
pleased to see when I arrived for the course that it wasn't just
lip-service - that people were expected to show up on time and
prepared. Ken put it very well - this is your first chance to
show us you're serious about riding, being prepared and being
Thanks for a very helpful and instructive course -
very professionally run and well-worth the money.
Matt D of South Boston 5/13/2013
My husband, son and myself were in
the May 4th & 5th class at the Foxboro location and were all
extremely satisfied with both the classroom & riding range.
I am 61 years old and although I was anxious to take this
course I had no riding experience and was not sure what to
expect. Let me just say as soon as Dale walked into the
classroom I knew it was going to be a great 2 days. AND IT WAS!!
She is an excellent instructor and really cares about the
students. Both she and Gary were fantastic on the riding range
as well. Safety was #1 at all times. They would explain,
demonstrate, then have us do the exercise. If someone (like me)
did something wrong they took the time to make sure we
understood just exactly what we did wrong and how to correct our
mistakes. I learned so much from them and enjoyed the class
immensely. The 2 days literally flew by.
We were very
satisfied with the administrative end as well. The signing up
process was a snap and we all received confirmation/informative
emails. Just so you know our licenses arrived today!!
three of us are telling everyone we know how awesome your school
is. It is definitely worth taking. In fact one of my husband�s
friends would like to know if you have gift certificates; he
would like to get one for his son�s birthday.
We had an
absolutely fantastic time!
Cheri P of Plainville, MA 5/10/2013
was very satisfied with the course I took ... both of you guys
were great... I have nothing but positive things to say about
the whole experience...
Mimir R of Arlington,
I thought it was fantastic ... The riding range was
great, by the end of it I was feeling really confident that I
could ride a motorcycle...
The RiderCoaches were
wonderful, the both of them. I think they're in a position of
power and could very easily be jerks but they were both very
instructive, helpful, and encouraging.
I really can't
say enough about the course. I left feeling like it was money
well spent and that I'd actually probably return for another
course once I get my bike. Thanks again!
Luke P 5/8/2013
The riding section started off at a very basic level
but then picked up quickly to basic maneuvering techniques. It
was well thought out and well executed. The coaches were well
organized and made an effort to answer students questions. They
also were positive when giving corrections on riding techniques.
I didn't feel at any time as though they were criticizing my
ability. They were just correcting simple mistakes in a positive
manor where as some coaches may display annoyance or anger at
students for mistakes... The RiderCoaches were fabulous.
Overall the course was a very positive experience and I enjoyed
working with the instructors (Paula and Steve).
of Brookline, MA 5/7/2013
I just wanted to write and let you know
that my experience with Streetwise was wonderful. It was easy to
find classes that worked for me. I also had an easy time with
the sign up process. Communications were clear and helpful in
regards to the class and what was expected of us.
instructor Dale was great. She was very knowledgeable and
helpful in so many ways. I have already recommended this class
Thanks so much.
Terry M of Norwood, MA 5/5/2013
Thank you so much for your time, patience and
encouragement. In two days, you lead my transformation from
timid, nervous and insecure to a more confident, safe and
The approach to both the classroom and
riding range experience were excellent. The pre-work allowed the
ability to apply theory to reality. The riding area provided a
safe environment to learn and gain confidence and you progressed
through the skills. Starting at a walk to learning clutch
control to swerving and riding over objects was an amazing
transformation. It was done naturally and comfortably, never
forced. Fantastic experience.
Given I was quite nervous
at the start, Bob's approach provided calm, strong and clear
direction. He was always available for further clarification and
incredibly knowledgable. Bob was extremely well prepared.
Communication, guidance, and encouragement were excellent.
Personal safety was clearly the number 1 priority. Bob
consistently made sure we were safe with the bikes and prepared
for emergencies. His thoughtful approach provided for a safe
Communications were clear, prompt
and thorough. Expectations were clearly articulated throughout.
The overall experience was outstanding.
Susan S of
Mattapoisett, MA 5/3/2013
Thank you, Bob! It was a great experience and we are
really happy with the course, your patience and teaching skills.
Thank you again for making the time around our schedules.
Ned and Susan S of Mattapoisett, MA 5/3/2013
Dale was a
great instructor. Kept it fun but was very imformative and
always helpful. Both RiderCoaches were excellent. They stay on
you with what you were doing wrong until you improved at the
excercise. Dale was very well spoken and always explained things
clearly to ensure that everyone uderstood.
I was very
pleased with the course and feel good about having gone through
the class. I would highly recommend your organization and class
to anyone who looking to ride a motorcycle
E R of
Cambridge, MA 5/2/2013
I really enjoyed my experience with Streetwise. Bob,
you really run a great course and have some great teachers. Its
amazing that in really a little over 24 hours you can take
people from never having been on a motorcycle to passing a road
Dale was awesome. Her strength as a coach is out
on in the field. In the field she was positive yet really
motivating. She always seemed to be very positive and help calm
me when I was nervous yet at the same time put a little fire in
me to listen to her constructive feedback. She has talent for in
Alan was great too. He has a funny and
calm demeanor and clearly loves riding as he wouldn't stop doing
Todd L of Boston, MA 5/1/203
... I was carrying my new helmet on the train so everyone knew I
rode a motorcycle and asked how hard it was to get the license
so I told them that it would have been a lot harder and more
scary if I hadn't gone to Streetwise! :)
of E Boston, MA 5/1/2013
I went for a ride yesterday on my 06
sv650s and it was an amazing experience!!! I am very excited and
happy that I finally joined the motorcycle community. Best of
luck with your motorcycle school and please hire more guys like
Alan and Steve they both were very professional and funny.
- Michal M of Lynn, MA 4/3/2013
Alan and Mike
were wonderful, very patient and very knowledgable. Alan
especially is a gifted teacher.
Feroze S of South Boston,
Just want to thank you again I really enjoyed the
class I learned a lot and enjoyed the instructors
Stephen D of Quincy, MA 4/22/2013
Thank you so much for the great
weekend, I had a blast and met a whole bunch of awesome people.
Also, tell Bob and family I say thank you for helping me with my
parental pick-up crisis.
of Dover, MA 4/21/2013
I just wanted to sed you some feedback on
the Streetwise Cycle School Basic Rider Course I attented last
The classroom experience was done very
professionally. The Rider Coach was extremely knowledgeable and
not only taught the course material well but was willing to
answer all questions without hesitation. The information
provided in the classroom far exceeded my expecations. There was
a good mix of lecture, video and discussion.
instruction on the riding range was done perfectly. The rider
coaches were very exact and professional. If you made mistakes
they immediately made it known to you so you could make the
correction. Their critisism was greatly appreciated. I feel I'm
a much better rider because of it.
Overall the course was
amazing and I would recommended the Streetwise Cycle School to
others. I've already recommended it to several friends who are
now looking into possibly taking the course.
completing the course I got my motorcycle licence. I bought a
bike from M.O.M. South a couple weeks later. Couldn't be
Joe H of Attleboro, MA 4/19/2013
like to thank Streetwise Cycle School for giving me the
confidence, ability and skills to perform the best I can on my
motorcycle. My instructor was great and I would highly recommend
Streetwise Cycle School of Foxboro.
W of Attleborough, MA 4/18/2013
The class was great. The inside class
was very informative and provided me with some pointers that I
am definitely going to use from now on when I go for a ride.
The outside class was perfect. The coaches were phenomenal,
they completely understood where I was coming from and I never
felt like they were talking down to me. I felt respected and
highly encouraged by them. They had the answer to all my
questions. Not only were they able to answer questions that I
had in regards to the handbook but they were able to answer
questions that were not in the book. They had the experience in
and out of the class to relate to me completely. They
communicated in a way that everyone in the class was able to
understand. They made sure that safety was the number one
concern on the range.
The administrative processes were
right on point. I knew what I needed to bring to class and how I
had to come dressed. On top of that, you guys were able to
accommodate me in a class, with little notice, when I
accidentally signed up for a group closed class.
Overall, I give you guys "two thumbs up". I felt well taken care
of throughout all my interactions/processes before, during and
after the class. I will definitely recommend you guys in the
Ivan J Q of Roslindale, MA 4/17/2013
The rider coaches were great and I would recommend Demi and Bud
to anyone. I learned a lot and they are both very helpful,
friendly, patient and knowledgeable.
I was satisfied with
the whole experience and thought everything went great!
Dave C of Ashburnham, MA 4/17/2013
I am very satisfied, at the
classroom the coach answered every question we had about the
rider handbook and at the range we had nothing but a good time,
it was fun!
Ken and Mike White had a lot of experience,
they made me feel confident about my riding skills
you Bob, taking the class was a great experience!!
of East Boston, MA 4/17/2013
on the road with my 883 and feel far more
confident because of the training she provided.
of Foxboro, MA 4/17/2013
The Course was perfect. I felt challenged
to work on necessary skills. The flow of the material on the
range seemed effortless and logical. I feel better prepared for
the riding season.
Marjorie and Dale are an amazing team
of coaches. They gave clear precise instructions and demos to
match. Their instruction during the skill exercises were
instrumental in creating and or reinforcing a skill. They were
both instructional and supportive in their teaching.
of W Roxbury, MA 4/15/2013
Bob, after two days of learning
motorcycle skills and practicing them, I have finally passed the
I am so grateful to you and to the Streetwise
Cycle School coach team. Demi was just brilliant, teaching us
everything carefully and with patience. I'll recommend your
school to all my friends interested in learning how to ride
Yashar K of Dorchester, MA 4/14/2013
I had such
a great experience. Since this was my first time riding on the
motorcycle I feel confident that I have learned information
which I need to ride safe. The range was set up perfectly for
beginners. The classroom portion was filled with information
that was clear to understand.
Todd and Mike were both
Danica W of Brockton, MA 4/12/2013
satisfaction is extremely pleased. The classroom was a good
experience and prepared us to get to know the bike before we
actually got on the course. I felt very comfortable when I
arrived on the course and met my bike. The course itself was
well taught. Starting off slow and progressing slightly harder
as we got better, yet at the same time giving us the one on one
if we needed it.
The rider coaches were great! Susan was
well versed on instructing and making sure we knew exactly what
we were doing. She was constantly re-enforcing the important
things and always asking us questions so we made sure to
remember. I felt very respected by the coaches. Even though all
of us riders were at different levels. .. we were all treated
the same. There was not one time where I felt that I could not
do something nor understand something.
administrative processes were fantastic, making sure I brought
everything I needed. The best part though. ... when I completed
the course. .I still got emails with tips, when I could expect
my license to arrive, etc. Quality school! I plan on taking the
experienced course next year after I get riding hours under my
Michael of North Easton, MA 4/9/2013
Just did riding
(refresher course). Enjoyed it soooo much, more than the first
time... I am recruiting 3 coworkers to take the course this
The RiderCoaches were EXCELLENT!! I can't
remember the name of our Satuday 7 a.m class rider coach but he
was great explained everything very clearly, answered all of our
questions, had a sense of humor. Day 2 Bob - you already know
Anju T of Brockton, MA 4/9/2013
I wanted to
let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed the class Sat and Sunday
morning... While the instructors each have very different styles
I believe they complement each other well... Alan's personality
sets you at ease which makes it easier to learn,and Dale is an
exceptional instructor who obviously cares a great deal about
what she is doing. I feel fortunate to have had her as an
instructor. I have been riding on a permit for a long time and
thought I would have nothing to learn I was dead wrong.
Jim D of Norwood, MA 4/7/2013
Bud did a great job
especially around the 10 hrs of riding. He was clear in his
directions and very good in giving input and encouragement to us
as we rode... I look forward to practicing what I have been
Bob C of Dedham, MA 4/5/2013
RiderCoaches? Loved 'em. As a woman, I was relieved to have Dale
as an instructor. Men, in my experience, sometimes make
unconscious comments about women riding motorcycles. However,
after meeting Dale and three other men involved with program, I
feel confident in all of you to be aware and I thank you for it.
Excellent. I also really appreciated how patient Dale was with
our second language speakers. As a person who had lived in a
foreign country for two years, I fully understand the desire to
be able to participate in things, understand what's happening
but, at the same time, not have the best grasp of the language.
Dale was extremely patient with some of the class participants
and without "giving them answers" was able to explain important
points in ways they could understand so they could successfully
pass the course.
As riding coaches all three, Dale,
Steve and Al were great. The coaching I received from them was
helpful and clear and will help to make me a better rider. At
one point, when we where all having a hard time with the U-turn
Dale walked us through it (while we were riding it) and I saw
people (myself included) go from horribly missing it, to nailing
the turns. Excellent.
I appreciate that Steve and Al
always had a comment for me after I finished an exercise. Even
when they would stop me to ask "how did that feel" it encouraged
me to consciously think about what I was doing right which would
allow me to repeat that action again next time.
K of Milford, MA 4/4/2013
Just writing to thank you and Bud for
last weekend's course! I had a great time, learned a lot and
come Monday morning I was actually hungry for more but depressed
to realize the course was over! ..
paperwork, the classroom and range experience, were all great.
It's nice that it's spread out in two consecutive days and not
in two or three separate days like in other courses but the sun
can be tiring after a few hours..! It was great to get pictures
of our riding too - my compliments to the photographer who made
us look so cool even though we are a bunch of beginners...
Alejandro V of Cambridge, MA 4/2/2013
LUV!!! I felt completely
safe despite the fact I was extremely nervous. By the end of day
two I was confident that with some more practice I will be
hitting the road this season. The environment was condusive to
learning and the bikes were a perfect size for my short stature.
The RiderCoaches were Professional yet fun. Safety was
Thoroughly enjoyed the class!!!
Kim T of Milford, MA 4/1/2013
I'm satisfied as someone could be.
It was really great experience. The class made you think of
situations where as not being a rider, I was not aware of it.
And the riding practice was simply fun. My only regret is that
it took way too long for me to do the class. Should have done it
The RiderCoaches were excellent: knowledgeable
and passionate about motorcycle and very welcoming to the
motorcycle world. The class and instructions (while riding) were
very clear (even to me who speaks English as second language). I
believe everyone there felt very safe. I certainly did.
Everything was clear and the communication was effective and
timely. Literally no surprises, or misunderstanding... Overall I
enjoyed it and thought the material given and the practice was
-Flavio F of Roxbury, MA 4/1/2013
had a great experience at the motorcycle course this past
weekend. It was challenging and exhilarating! I am thankful to
have passed. I would like to express how great our instructors
were, you should definately feel proud to have them, both. Tom
and Ron's kindness and encouragement made the class
Thank you, Bob.
- Tom M of Norton, MA 3/27/2013
The course was awesome! Thank you so much for
Janine M of Allston, MA 3/27/2013
I am very
satisfied with the classroom and riding range. It was
professional and everyone was very friendly and helpful. Things
ran on time and the main objective was safety and learning. The
Rider Coaches (Ken and Alan) were wonderful and gave good
feedback and were very respectful. They were prepared and were
very concerned for each participants personal safety. The
administrative processes were very specific and efficient. Very
little time was spent on administrative things and we were able
to just focus on learning. The reminder emails and the emails
following the class were great!
Overall it was a great
course and I would definitely recommend it to others.
El E of Malden, MA 3/26/2013
I enjoyed the course very
much! The content was good, the pace was good, there was a good
mix of reading/videos/instruction/practice, etc. The instructor
was also kind, engaging, you could tell this was something he
has passion for and is very helpful. Besides being extremely
windy on Saturday and my hands freezing, which is not fault of
the course, I enjoyed myself! I appreciate(d) the
guidance/opinions on what bikes are appropriate for novice
riders and continued support after course completion.
Mackenzie L of Holland, MA 3/26/2013
First of all thank you and
your team, especially Bud for the course. It was a great way to
learn about riding motorcycles.
Overall, I was extremely
satisfied with the course. It did a great job of teaching how to
use the motorcycle, how to be safe, and how to have fun. The
classroom was well done and the use of the video along with the
book is a great way to prepare for the test at the end. The
range was great as well. The small group of six was perfect to
get to practice all the skills multiple times and have the
ability for individualized instruction.
Bud was a great
rider coach. You could tell that he was very experienced and
that he cared that we understood what we were doing and that we
could do it. He was very respectful and encouraging,
communicated all the drills/skills well and demonstrated them
well. He did a good job looing out for our safety, making sure
everyone had proper attire, knew what they were doing, etc.
All communications, e-mials, directions were great. The two
e-mails right before the course were very useful to remember
what to bring and to begin reading up on the materials.
Licensing process was explained well. (Looking forward to
Michael R of Boston, MA 3/26/2013
The information provided in the class room and in the range were
great considering that it's not something you would learn just
by riding and really taught me the fundamentals of riding a
The RiderCoaches were very knowledgeable and
encouraging. I definitely felt respected and the RiderCoaches
did a great job in boosting my morale and confidence considering
that for many students this might be their first time riding a
motorcycle. Although it's a group course the RiderCoaches are
very attentive to each individuals weaknesses and strengths to
provide adequate coaching. Safety was always number 1 on their
list and they taught us not only great riding tips but safety
Expect the referrals to come your way especially
seeing as I myself was referred to streetwise from previous
Aldy B of Hyde Park, MA 3/21/2013
Thank you much
Bob! I definitely recommend this course to all my friends who
wants to ride in the future. Not just because the quality of the
riding course but also your customer services!
Hongyu K of Dorchester, MA 3/21/2013
Bob, I couldn�t be
more pleased with the whole experience I had with Streetwise.
You were great to accommodate my odd scheduling needs, even with
the weather issues this week. The whole thing worked great for
me. I had four different riding instructors since I was at Hyde
Park and Foxboro. Every one of them was outstanding,
informative, safe, encouraging and professional. Honestly, I
don�t know exactly what I was expecting but the whole experience
exceeded what I had imagined. I had never been on a motorcycle
before Saturday and I gained a lot of confidence from the
course. I can�t wait to get a bike and start riding.
talked with another school first and they weren�t as helpful.
I�m glad I talked to you before signing up. I�ll recommend
Streetwise to everyone I talk to.
O of Hanover, MA 3/19/2013
Susan and Ken were a great team. They
were patient, encouraging, and fair.
Chuck S of Randolph,
I interact with a lot of people on a daily basis and I
value interpersonal skills when I see them executed flawlessly.
Riding, learning new skills and breaking old habits can be
frustrating and really does reduce everyone in the class to the
same level. Both Dale and Todd were phenomenal instructing,
coaching and politely pointing out my flaws on the course. When
I answered a question wrong in the class Todd never responded
with a demeaning remark but always, with grace, explained the
proper answer. Dale was so great on the course laughing and
poking fun at some of my bad habits that I had picked up along
the way. I really owe them and you a lot of gratitude.
As a result of attending the school I purchased a Shoei full
face helmet and a bright yellow vest to wear over my black
leather jacket. I had my bike out yesterday prior to the snow
and was practicing my SLPR cornering and my emergency
Please thank both Dale and Todd for me.
With respect for your school and team,
Bill G of
Medfield, MA 3/19/2013
I completed the Basic Rider Skills course this week
and I am pleased to hear that I have been issued my license...
My range instructors, Mike and Tom, were both helpful and
encouraging. They made the exercises clear and were patient when
needed. I think the fact that all of the students in our range
group passed is a testament to their expertise. Likewise I would
say the classroom time was well spent and that the lectures and
videos adequately prepared us for the test. I passed with a 98%
so you guys were obviously very helpful...
I was on the
whole enormously pleased with the course and enjoyed my
experience very much. I will gladly recommend you if I have the
Dan D of Brookline, MA 3/19/2013
I am very
imprested at how professional your people are. Both Dale and
Todd were very helpful, patient and professional.
aspects of the experience from meeting and talking with you at
the motorcycle show to your correspondence preparing us for the
school and the school experience was first class. I will
certainly call if I have any questions.
Dick S of Pawtucket, RI 3/19/2013
Over the weekend I took the Basic
Rider Course at Foxboro and just wanted to say thank you for an
awesome experience. I had never ridden a motorcycle before. One
time, I attempted to learn on a friend's motorcycle with his
"coaching." That experience didn't count, as I was unable to
stay upright for more than a few feet� the whole thing lasted
about two minutes and traumatized me so that I avoided
motorcycles for a long time after. That is, until I learned
about Streetwise Cycle School.
I arrived early for the
first class with a mix of nervous energy, and a great deal of
doubt in my ability to learn this scary thing. But I was
immediately set at ease by Dineen's friendly greeting. She
introducing herself as an "awesome" instructor!
turns out, she REALLY is an awesome instructor! Actually, both
Dineen and Gary were fantastic coaches. They were competent,
clear and presented the information in a non-threatening way.
Putting our safety first, they also made sure we were having
fun! They enhanced the class material by relaying their own real
life experiences. It was quite clear that both instructors cared
about each individual student. Despite the challenge of bitter
cold temperatures both days, which could hinder concentration
and performance, the coaches maintained a consistent upbeat
attitude and energy level as well as a sense of humor.
really learned a lot in the two-day class and have gained enough
confidence to very cautiously get some riding experience on my
As an adult I've taken quite a few classes from so
called professional schools and colleges, in various subjects. I
must say this was one of the best. The course is well designed
and the instructors/coaches are excellent. They truly cared
about teaching us to be competent and safe riders.
thanks to Dineen and Gary for an exceptional experience. I
highly recommend them and Streetwise Cycle School. Now I need to
go warm up!
Mike T of North Easton, MA 3/18/2013
I had an
amazing time today and learned so much! It was a lot of fun!
Dale and Demi were really great and I really built a lot of
confidence in that first class with their help, and guidance.
Thanks so much!
Cherryl H of South Boston 11/17/2012
word, amazing. Ron and Dale were great!!
I have never
ridden before and they did a great job preparing me for the next
phase of riding. True professionals.
I would highly
recommend anyone thinking about riding to take the course. My
confidence soared as we went from basic controls to hitting 130
degree turns. Great weekend with good people and instructors who
have a passion for motorcycling!!
Thank you for this
Mike D of Milford, MA 11/13/2012
very satisfied with the both the class and the riding range. I
would highly recommend the school to anyone looking to learn how
to ride. I have high praise for both of my riding coaches Dale
and Ron. I can not say enough about their professionalism both
in the classroom, as well as the riding range. They ensured our
safety and went to the extra mile in communicating with the
I have enjoyed my experience with Streetwise and
look forward to receiving additional training opportunities.
Michele and Rob E of Stoughton, MA 11/14/2012
I can't thank Ken
and Allen enough for their gentle, effective teaching over the
past 2 days. I have to say, before I arrived yesterday I was
more nervous about getting on a motorcycle than I have been
about anything else in my 50 years. By the first time we turned
on the bikes I knew we were in safe and knowledgeable hands.
Both days of the course were fun and exhilarating. And while I
am clear that this is a beginning in my motorcycle learning
curve, I feel confident getting on a bike and riding.
also took the course because I am moving to Austin and getting a
Vespa. I have also come to terms with the idea that a motorbike
may be in my future as well.
So thank you for the school
and thanks again to Ken and Allen for their great work with us.
Finally, they took a band of misfits and helped us connect with
each other along the way. In 2 days, with so much to learn, not
an easy feat.
Lev B of Winchester, MA 11/11/2012
this course my only riding experience was riding a friend's bike
very briefly when I was 17 years old, I am 59 now. In other
words I was very new to riding when I signed up for this course.
This course was perfect for me. It took us from the basics of
safety, checking our bikes, learning where the controls are,
starting and balancing a motor cycle, simulated traffic drills
emergency stopping, cornering, swerving to avoid road hazards,
and turning in tight quarters. The instructors, Dale and Alan,
are very organized, competent, supportive, and safety conscious.
All drills are carefully explained and thoroughly demonstrated
prior to the students performing them. Critiques are
'constructively' administered when necessary (it was actually
"necessary" for me more than a couple of times).
course helped me secure my motorcycle license without scheduling
a typical road test. The instructors administer a road test on
site, which by the end of the weekend everyone in our class was
more than capable of passing. You must obtain a permit from Mass
DOT as well in order to complete the states requirements for a
Bottom line is...throughout the
weekend instructors made it clear to us that your life depends
on your thought process and skills in handling a motorcycle. It
gave us the tools to obtain them. I think that anyone interested
in riding a motorcycle should take this course it will make you
a more conscious and safer driver overall (and its fun).
P.S, I shopped for and purchased a great bike (Harley
Soft-tail a 2005 but looks and rides like new) and I'm having a
fabulous time riding, learning, and seeing countryside from a
Joe S of Walpole, MA 11/4/2012
I had a great experience at Streetwise
Cycle School. The classroom was good and didn't go any longer
than necessary. Those classes can get boring in a hurry, but
that was not the case here. I thought the riding range was
excellent. They covered so many skills and techniques that I
didn't think they could in a two day class, so i was very
I really liked how the class was so detailed
and went over so many different exercises that aren't even on
any road tests. It just shows how much more this class teaches
The coaches were absolutely fantastic. Ken is an
extremely approachable guy and great at encouraging the timid.
Dale was great at getting people to stop second guessing
themselves and just do it. I think the two of them make a great
combo as far as intructor teams would go. Really impressive.
They were extremely well preparred and were very detailed with
there instruction, so there was never any questions on what our
expectations were. Safety was something that they discussed
constantly, and was without a doubt their first priority.
...I can not say enough about what a great class it was. I
really think the instructors Ken, and Dale were truly one of the
major reasons that class was so great. They are great with
people, excellent at explaining how things work and their
expectations and they just come off as people you would like to
remain friends with. Instructors make or brake a class, so they
Blake R of Lakeville, MA 10/30/2012
I was really thrilled with the training program. I felt it was
very professional and thorough, including all correspondence
before, during and also, a follow up email. I would also like to
thank you for the flexibility you offered to accomodate my
schedule. I truly felt like I spent a day at 6 flags. I knew
absolutely nothing about motorcycles, no idea where the gas
went, clueless about maintenance, and less about operating one.
Your school totally delivered everything you promised.
The instructors were experienced and informative, also
entertaining, ever watchful. It amazed me how they observed and
knew everything you did properly, and what you needed to (and
how) to improve on, even what you did wrong. I learned so much
in such a short, but intense 2 day course. Thank you for
offering such a great class, making it so convenient, a fun
experience, and especially the service of the road test, and
having the license sent right to us, avoiding a loooong day at
the registry. All in all, I will recommend you every day I can't
say enough about what a wonderful experience, and how satisfied
I am. Also, I really love Dale. She is quite an asset to your
Karen C of Stoughton, MA 10/30/2012
Marjorie and Mike have been wonderful with us, I could not have
hoped for better coaching. I believe that the training course
doesn't only make me a better motorcycle rider, but also a
better driver in general. It's excellent value for the money,
much better than I was expecting it to be and will highly
Ribal B of Boston, MA 10/29/2012
I have been very pleased with the class I took this
weekend. The instructors, Marjorie and Mike have been so
helpful, accompanying all of us whether total beginners like me
or those with some experience with the same attention. I think
the method used, going through the learning curve step by step
is very effective, gradual and adapted for a perfect learning
experience. I will refer your program to friends who are looking
to learn safe motorcycle riding. Please, thank Marjorie and Mike
again for me (& all the others in the group i am sure would
Jean-Claude B of Jamaica Plain, MA 10/28/2012
I took the
class on the 21-22nd of October. I have been riding on a permit
for years and finally decided to get my license!! I learned alot
from Dineen--she was an excellant teacher!! I would highly
recommend her to anyone taking this course!
Matt C of Bellingham, MA 10/24/2012
I am extremely satisfied by
my overall experience at Streetwise. The instructor was
experienced, knowledgable, friendly. There were many motorcycles
to choose from... Both Allen and Dale were both very friendly,
respectful, prepared, and caring. They were excellent
communicators and show genuine care towards their students. It
is also very clear that they are passionate about riding
motorcycles. This really lift the mood of the class. Also both
coaches are very good at stressing what is important and
insisting on practicing the crucial skills necessary for riding.
This allows us to know what to really pay attention and work
hard on. Both coaches showed concern for our personal safety,
and really make sure to teach us all the safety information we
need to know.
Dale was especially passionate and
knowledgable. She really cared about the personal growth of her
students, and is alway supportive of her students. At the same
time, she is very strict and demanding when doing drills. This
shows that she really wants to make sure that we learn the
skills necessary to ride safely. I'm very happy to have had Dale
as an instructor, and cannot imagine having a better motorcycle
Howard K of Boston, MA 10/24/2012
I was very
happy with the course, the instructors didn't waste any time in
the classroom and emphasized any and all important points which
was very helpful. The riding range was a great experience, the
exercises were really fun. The instruction and feedback I got
after each exercise was very constructive and supportive, never
sarcastic or judgmental. The instructors also were very
organized and there was little to no time wasted waiting around
for them to set up. They were very pleasant to be around and
lightened the semi-serious nature of the dangerous activity
which I was initially nervous about. Despite the semi-formal
relaxed tone of the riding range instruction, the instructors
made the safety of the students their first priority.
Chase O of N Attleboro, MA 10/16/2012
Thanks Bob! I had a lot of fun
in the class and I noticed an immediate improvement in my
riding. It was a great class and I learned a lot! Thanks again.
Nick D of North Attleborough, MA 10/16/2012
I personally loved the
course. I thought the amount of time dedicated to the classroom
and the range were perfect. I learned a lot and it was great to
be around riders with a passion for riding and overall safety.
The "open forum" nature made everyone feel that they could ask
questions without feeling singled out or dumb and the support in
the group made it feasible for everyone at any level to pass the
My overall experience in the classroom was
positive. I needed to absorb the information and I felt that the
combination of video material as well as the booklet really
cemented that for me.
The range experience was also great
in terms of providing habitual systems for starting and stopping
the bikes, safety procedures and general bike/road operational
As far as the coaches, I thought you all
were fantastic. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, experienced,
approachable and very encouraging especially to new riders. I
felt safety was of utmost importance, I felt the skills were
aptly demonstrated, I felt everybody was respected and
professional and respected the students.
recommend the course to anyone that is thinking about getting a
license, someone with a new bike,or even as an activity to do
over a couple of days just for interest.
Thanx again, a
very positive experience overall.
Steve B of Somerville, MA 10/10/2012
I have to say that I am very pleased with the way the
two days of training went this past weekend in Foxboro... Ken
and Suzan are both exceptional. They are patient, professional,
and encouraging while making sure their students are clear on
the requirements both in terms of proper riding, and safe
riding. Aside for the constant rain on day 2, which made for
challenging conditions, the weekend couldn't have gone better
I'm planning on buying my first bike in late
winter/early spring, and after a few months of riding, plan to
come back next year for the advanced course. Thank you for
providing this terrfic instruction that will be so important to
me as I start riding again for the first time in over 30 years.
Joe F of Somerville, MA 10/2/2012
meaning to write to thank you and Streetwise for a great
weekend. You have a great instructor in Ken, and I know everyone
really enjoyed the course. The instructors, and Ken in
particular, did a great job with the entire 12 person class on
Saturday, and Ken made for an exciting and challenging Sunday
when we were widdled down to four remaining riders.
thoroughly enjoyed the course, and will certainly recommend it
to any friends interested in getting their license.
Jeff S of Wrentham, MA 10/2/2012
The beginner rider class this
weekend was awesome ken did a great job teaching all the
technique and I was very pleased with what I learned.
Loreto G of Franklin, MA 10/1/2012
My experience in the
classroom and on the riding range was enjoyable and
knowledgeable. The RiderCoaches (Susan and Tom) were engaging
and patient with everyone in the class. I felt very much
respected and encouraged by them. The preparation of the
classroom time was very effective when learning important riding
skills and rules of the road. The discussions and interactions
were very helpful to understand the material that was provided.
Safety on the riding range was constantly reinforced and
negligence was not tolerated.
I have never experienced
such professionalism in a course as I did at Streetwise Cycle
School. The staff is extremely organized and willing to put
forth the extra effort in preparing you for riding a motorcycle.
The information that is provided before, during and after the
course will help to further my knowledge for basic motorcycle
riding skills. I am looking forward to applying these skills
once purchasing a motorcycle of my own.
Bill G of Charlestown, MA 9/30/2012
Please accept my
sincere thanks to you and your staff on providing an outstanding
program in Foxboro this past week. As a retired Police Chief I
know firsthand how important it is to be a safe driver of any
vehicle but most importantly on a Motorcycle. Your staff and
school has provided great instruction on all aspects of
motorcycle operation and safety. I believe your training should
be mandatory to obtain a motorcycle license in Massachusetts. I
found your staff to be very knowledgeable and safety conscious
in their instruction. The entire process from the very beginning
of enrolling straight through receiving my certificate and
license to be efficient, effective and professional. I highly
recommend this program to all who plan on operating a
Again, thank you and be safe,
of Franklin, MA 9/26/2012
I thought the class was a great mix of
classroom instruction and plenty of riding- going into it I was
concerned there would be limited time on the bikes. I was amazed
at everyone's confidence and skill by the end of the two days-
we went from never having touched a motorcycle to doing tight
figure eight's, quick stops, etc. that I never would have
imagined we'd be capable of in such a short amount of time.
... this was the best father's day gift my wife could have
gotten me, everything went off without a hitch, started on time,
made effective use of time, etc. Weather was dialed in perfectly
too which I know we can't predict, but made it all that much
David F of Sharon, MA 9/24/2012
absolutely happy with my experience, and went on the
recommendation of other friends who have passed the course. Of
course, having all four-and five star reviews on Yelp were a
reinforcing factor as well.
The overall presentation of
the class, the care of the instructors, and the material were
all great... Every instructor I had was fantastic. My principle
riding coach was Suzan, who was absolutely fantastic and it was
quite evident that she and every riding coach I encountered in
the two days there generally cared and want you to succeed. I
also liked that different instructors taught on different days -
I had Suzan and Alan, but secondary teachers switched - this is
great, as you get to experience different takes and
The emails beforehand, the step by step
instruction on how to obtain your license, and the material
itself were all quite straightforward and very helpful.
Anyone who is considering riding a motorcycle I would gladly and
without a second doubt send them to your school!
Phil S of Belmont, MA 9/23/2012
The course itself was
absolutely amazing! Suzan was animated and so interesting. I�m
not a morning person and was struggling with the hours�I work
evening and nites so early morning is not best for me. But she
was so great, I hung on her every word!! Ken and Suzan were our
instructors�THE VERY VERY BEST... I can�t wait to get my bike
and just practice on my own.
The RiderCoaches were the
most supportive and un-intimadating instructors ever. I
absolutely felt respected and encouraged by them. I wanted to
quit on Sunday at 11:00a.m. I blew through an exercise (meaning,
I went over the cones, around the cones, anywhere but where I
was suppose to be. I was so frustrated, so discouraged at this
point... I was feeling panic and I told this to Suzan. She
listened to me, and then asked me to do the exercise once more,
I did and I was fine�.but then we had a break. At the break, she
called me over to her car and we talked and she just was so
supportive and encouraging. She convinced me I was doing fine
and that I was too hard on myself and gave more some more really
great advice�. I was so much better after that. Obviously, I got
my license and I did not finish last in the class� as a matter
of fact, I finished 6th�out of 9 so I felt pretty good after
that. Also, Ken was so sweet�. lots and lots of feedback. Very
supportive and I felt like that he just wanted to see us all
succeed�so he just kept encouraging, smiling and giving great
feedback. These two were such a great team�. you need to keep
them together. Thanks to both of them. I wanted to get my
license for over 30 years, and this was so important to me� so
Ken and Suzan helped me to accomplish this goal. Awesome program
Bob� great staff!!
It has been 4 days since the course
and I have my license. So I have ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS.
Everything was really smooth and went so well.
Lynn P of West Roxbury, MA 9/13/2012
Bud was a great teacher in the
classroom and on the range. He was supportive, but yet firm when
you really needed it. He was with us all the way.
was also great on the range (her and Bud made a great team). She
was always smiling and supportive out there, but yet stressed
the important rules of riding. They both made it fun to learn
and made the class a family.
My girlfriend gave this to
me as a bday present and I can't thank her enough.
Mike J of Roxbury Crossing, MA 9/12/2012
I was highly satisfied by both
the CLASSROOM and RIDING RANGE.
In the classroom, I felt
Suzan really knew the material and how to communicate it in a
way that emphasized the value of the knowledge take away. We
were learning things not to memorize facts for a test but to
understand the things that could make riding safer and more
The Riding Range part was also
invaluable. I am a natural athlete, good with machines, am an
excellent bicycle rider and have driven a standard shift, but
when I first walked on the the range and looked at those
motorcycles I thought to myself "can I even do this?". 20
minutes later I was riding. Suzan and Ken provided smooth,
natural guidance in a way that was not intimidating, even though
some of the skills could have be extremely so... The rider
coaches were simply incredible. They absolutely encouraged
everyone and never showed anything but respect and concern for
our safety, they felt like more than coaches, like friends who
knew how to help us learn these critical skills.
administrative aspect have so far been also great. The
communications were timely, concise and easy to understand.
Looking at the schedule, finding my slot and signing up, super
smooth and easy. Hard to improve on.
To sum up, I will
absolute say positive things about and recommend Streetwise. The
same way that a former student did to me. I also also seriously
considering advanced courses since I am not fooling myself about
my current skill level. Just because I passed the basic course
doesn't mean I can't learn more.
L of Brookline, MA 9/11/2012
The RiderCoaches (Ken and Susan) were
awesome! They were supportive of us and patient with us, and at
the same time kept everyone inline (there's always a tendency
for people to try to push the limits, esp if they're
motorcyclists!) But I think they did a fantastic job.
Osman A of Boston, MA 9/10/2012
Everything is excellent. You guys
rock. I appreciate your timeliness and the communication in
writing the emails.
Praveen K of Malden, MA 9/10/2012
Kenny and Demi were phenomenal instructors... Soooooo
Professional... they play GOOD Guy Bad Gay awesomely... a great
team... no joke... for my self I had not riden in over 30 years
since a bad accident back in the late 70 ties... it took a bit
getting use too again (trust Me)... yet with Ken's awesome
encouragement I am riding once again... (YOU HAVE A REAL JEWEL
THERE) The man is a keeper ... God bless you guys ... it was a
trip I will never forget... you do have my blessing and I am
sooooo sure the blessing of all your students that pass thru
your AWESOME COURSE. I will encourage any body who I know that
rides or intends too, to take your course.
Tom W of
Roslindale, MA 9/7/2012
I am very glad to have been apart of the Basic Riders
course. Dale was an awesome instructor. She went through
everything classroom wise that we needed to know. She answered
any questions we had, and helped us when on the Range even
boosting morale and praising us for doing a good job. Just like
my time in the military, if we didn't get something at first or
couldn't do something while riding because me as a beginner and
zero experience of riding a motorcycle or driving a manual. She
would have us do it over and over again in the allotted time we
had to actually get it which was very key to passing the class
and getting my license. She was an awesome coach, even going
into explaining to us what we did wrong and why and how to fix
the problem and when took her corrective advise we usually did
it better and better than we did the first go around. I loved it
and I was glad a buddy of mine recommended it to me and my
parents. I've heard nothing but good things about Streetwise
Cycle School and I now know why. It was a fun and awesome
experience and I appreciate the chance of taking your course,
and want to thank both you and my coach Dale on an awesome job
well done. It was just Awesome.
Justin R of Canton, MA 9/6/2012
Hi Bob, Great class , both verbal and ride time. You
and your assistant are very knowledgeable. I thought you both
explained things very well. I have told other to take the class,
and may do it again myself.
David H of
Upton, MA 9/5/2012
I must say that I enjoyed my experience at Streetwise.
I came with no knowledge of motorcycles or motorcycle safety. In
addition, I had a lot of trepidation and fear. Bud and Mike
really put me at ease and made me feel I could place confidence
in their instruction. Their personal experiences and
professional knowledge was beyond approach. They also made the
classes fun and enjoyable. Most importantly, I know I came out
of there with the information to make a safe rider (much more so
than if I had trained or practice myself). The money I invested
was money well spent.
Lysander J of
Mattapan, MA 9/4/2012
I am currently taking the last day of your weekend
class on 9/2/12 with my father. We absolutely love it and the
instructor ken is great. Nicest guy... I will definantely be
letting more people interested in riding to take you class. I
thoroughly enjoyed it and the instructors both Ken and Demi were
Tom W of Hyde Park, MA 9/2/2012
Both teachers did a GREAT job. They were very well prepared.
They emphasized the correct techniques and performed all the
corresponding practical exercises without taking any shortcuts.
The theory part was also delivered very well. The book and
the videos are good. Excellent course!
Oz S of Newton, MA 8/29/2012
I enjoyed the course very much. The instructors
covered the materials thoroughly in the classroom and also
shared some of their own personal experiences. The riding
portion of the instruction was handled very well and I believe
each of the students was given the necessary time and
instruction to enable each to become a safe rider.
of Norwell, MA 8/29/2012
I am so thoroughly pleased with
Streetwise Cycle School!!!!!!!! I learned so much from
well-prepared, patient, encouraging, enthusiastic, competent
encouraging (oh I said that twice) knowledgeable, and personable
instructors. I have been on the "back" for years, always wanted
to be a rider, but didn't have the self-confidence nor courage.
Dale and Bud cured me of all my doubts and hesitations.
Two days after completing the course, I bought my first Harley
Sportster. I completed the course on August 14th and bought my
bike on the 21st. Today is August 27th, I went on my first SOLO
ride and did almost 100 miles! I did the trails of Blue HIlls
and the coast of Cohasset. I have yet to conquer the highway,
but drove over the Fore River Bridge, which is quite an
accomplishment if you know the area! (It's under construction).
...Anyone thinking of becoming a safe rider, confident or
nervous, should definitely take this course. It changed my life!
I AM IN CONTROL!!!!!!!! And loving every minute of it!
Thank you thank you thank you!
Jolene L of North Weymouth, MA 8/27/2012
I had a great experience. I was extremely satisfied with the
course overall. The riding range portion was particularly
helpful, and I�m glad so much time was spent out there.
The RiderCoaches were Great! They gave me the confidence to
ride, while instilling the proper level of cautiousness in me. I
don't know that I'd be willing to even ride regularly if I
hadn't had them teaching me! They pushed me to perform better,
without being mean about it. They clearly knew what they were
doing and the course went smoothly.
-Melissa N of
Brighton, MA 8/13/2012
Great experience. Learned lot of things both classroom and
riding and it was fun (obviously more fun riding :). Susan and
Paul were excellent!
Guevara N of Brookline, MA 8/20/2012
I�m very satisfied and I actually told Dale that I
would recommend the course to my brothers (if and when they
choose to learn to ride) and friends. The CLASSROOM was very
good. Dale did a good job presenting the information and
relating to the video. The RIDING RANGE was excellent plenty of
room and not concerns about running into my classmates.
Overall I�m very satisfied and very happy that I took the
course. After some time riding my own bike I�m thinking of
taking Experienced Rider Course.
Anibal T of Taunton, MA 8/20/2012
Thank you Bob your school was an awesome experience.
Both Dale and Bud were great!!
Trung T of Quincy, MA 8/15/2012
I was extremely satisfied with Streetwise Cycle School from my
very first inquiry. Bob got back to me immediately answering all
my questions via email and by phone; he picked up on me
accidently choosing the Boston location when Foxboro was closer
The directions for what I needed to do to
prepare, what to bring and wear for the course were excellent.
The riding coaches, Bob and Dale were outstanding. They got
their point across accurately; I felt completely confident
taking instructions from them.
I�m looking forward to
taking advance courses with Streetwise.
Philip L of East Walpole, MA 8/14/2012
Bob--you have a great program
there. The curriculum is good, the evaluation is rigorous, and
the teachers are fantastic (esp. Dale). More comments below.
Kem S of Dover, MA 8/10/2012
Hi Bob, The course again was
great. A lot of information was gained by the classroom part and
questions were answered and explained well. Bud and Dale and you
too, were excellent in making everyone comfortable on the bike.
All instructors are great in showing what we were expected to
know and do. And if anyone had a problem, they didn't hesitate
to step in and show the correct way. Everything was prepared and
laid out for us to succeed in our performance. Thank you for all
your help and encouragement. Now I must practice, practice and
hopefully constantly improve.
Mary C of Wrentham, MA 8/9/2012
Loved the course, very helpful. Coaches were great. Supportive,
friendly, knowledgeable. Got good information and tips.
Administrative process was easy. Good communication before,
during and after course.
Michael G of E Walpole, MA 8/8/2012
I was completely satisfied with both sessions I took, the basic
and the advanced. I must say that on Sunday 7-29-2012 I almost
put my bike into a wall but thanks to the teachings of my
Streetwise class I was able to use what I learned to get out of
it. The rider coaches were all extremely professional, courteous
and considerate. They were all encouraging and very well
prepared. Overall my two experiences were worth all my time and
money starting from the point of registration to the completion
of the course.
Claire F of Bellingham, MA 8/1/2012
completed the basic rider training program with Dineen and Ken.
Both riding coaches were absolutely phenomenal. They both were
very patient with me, as I had no previous riding experience,
and had never even driven a standard car before. When I would
get down on myself for failing an exercise miserably, Dineen
would give me little pep talks which really helped get my
confidence up to where it should have been. Ken was an amazing
instructor, and made everyone feel more relaxed while providing
a safe learning environment. Ultimately everything about this
riding program was wonderful... Dineen and Ken both truly made
this a fantastic experience for me.
-Stephanie K of Worcester, MA 7/24/2012
The class was
just great by the way. My biggest fear going into it was getting
some jerk instructors but Ken and Dineen were just the best. I
couldn't have hoped for any better instructors. I learned so
much this weekend and I am very thankful I took the course.
Dave W of Franklin, MA 7/23/2012
I just want
to thank you for the enjoyable weekend attending your Basic
Rider Course. Being a senior citizen, grandfather, and never
ridden a motorcycle before the class, I was a little
apprehensive about taking the course. Right from the start, the
coaches made you feel at ease with their teaching and coaching
methods. The curriculum was very straight forward and very well
organized. I felt enough time was spent on both the driving and
the classroom time.
The whole process from registration
to course completion was a very ease. All questions were
answered either on the well organized web site, by e-mail, or by
the coaches at the class.
I would definitely recommend
this course for any one, of any age to attend. I challenge other
senior citizens out there to sign up, and have an enjoyable
Thanks again to you Bob, and the coaches that
made this an enjoyable experience.
Alan L of Stoughton, MA 7/20/2012
I have already posted on YELP and Google Maps, but wanted to
thank you again for a wonderful experience. I truly wasn't sure
I would be able to learn to ride - but wanted to try. As a 48
year old woman, a "Church Lady", and an overly cautious person
who tends to be low on the risk ladder, I was definitely
tentative about my ability to actually acquire the knowledge and
skills to be able to ride. For a Vespa owner I know it is a bit
overly cautious to do the full BRC, but I felt it would help me
be a safer rider. Now, after learning to ride on a 250 cc bike,
I am not sure the Vespa will cut it anymore. Thank you for
sharing the joys of motorcycle riding and giving me such a solid
training and supportive learning environment. Dineen and Whitey
were so patient and encouraging, and as a woman it meant so much
to have a female teacher as a role model (and inspiration). My
friends teased me about this being my mid-life crisis, but I am
calling it my mid-life empowerment. There is no way I am going
on the back of the bike ever again - from now on I want to be
the driver and not the passenger. Driving is way more fun!
I am also encouraging my sons to take the course - though
neither has expressed an interest in learning to ride, I think
it would be a terrific experience, life skill, and safety
Rebecca S of Needham, MA 7/20/2012
I took the
class this past weekend, Whitey and Dineen were the instructors.
I thought they were both very nice and helpful. I was shocked to
see people that have never ridden or even been around a bike
doing figure 8s after a very short time. I have already told a
couple of my friends about the course and how they should take
it. I have been riding for a couple years already but was still
taught things that will help me on the road.
Matt W of Scituate, MA 7/18/2012
The coaches were amazing, well
prepared, experienced and stayed on schedule. I was very
satisfied overall and would highly recommend this class to
Sarah U of Somerville, MA 7/18/2012
I was very satisfied with my experience both on the range and in
My rider coaches were Mike and Dineen.
They were AWESOME! They were well prepared, great at
communicating, and complimented each other extremely well.
The administrative process and information transfer was
concise and effective.
Thank you for a great experience,
Jared P of Chestnut Hill, MA 7/17/2012
The course was great. All the
instructors were incredible, it was a great experience and I
Robert H of East Walpole, MA 7/16/2012
satisfaction is high... The rider coaches were absolutely
outstanding. Bob was professional, through & through. Not only
was he an excellent coach vocally, he executed every maneuver
with near perfection. He was a calming presence, both on the
course and in the classroom. Dale was a riot. She instantly put
everyone at ease by being herself. She was able to tune her
encouragement & teaching to each rider personally, no matter how
different the bike or the rider��s personality. Her riding
experience was evident in the way she taught. Bob and Dale were
a positively deadly combination, in a very good way!
in all, a great day. Super hot (in the 90��s & humid). Teachers
came to teach. Riders came to ride. MOM��s surprised us with
some free water. Everyone left in much better riding shape than
when they arrived. This is a course worth taking. Thank you Bob
& Dale (and MOM's for the water!)...
-Matt T of
Hanson, MA 7/15/2012
I was very satisfied with my
experience both in the classroom and on the riding range. The
classroom instruction was direct and effective, and I felt very
prepared for the written examination. The instruction we
received on the range was engaging, clear, supportive, and
prioritized participant safety. I deeply appreciated your
flexibility and all of the time and effort you put into
accommodating our specific needs. My wife, in particular, was
very happy to have been able to do her training on both a
motorcycle and a scooter. I also appreciated Dale's concern for
our well-being, openness to questions, positive attitude, and
Stephen L of Dorchester, MA 7/5/2012
I like to
thank you and your dedicated instructors, Dale and Kerry for the
excellent and valuable riding instructions given us both at the
riding range and classroom.
My son, his wife and in
particular myself we all had a wonderful time learning and
practicing the necessary skills to ride motorcycles safely last
weekend at your class. To us, it was a wonderful and meaningful
bonding experience what we could share. I used to ride smaller
motorcycles (Honda 50-90cc) since high school age but it has
been many years after I came to the US that I have not been on a
motorcycle. As a result, you can imagine the fun I had last
weekend when slowly I re-familiarized myself with riding a
bigger motorcycle with the correct technics. To me, as you must
have noticed, the biggest challenges were to feel comfortable
accelerating safely through a curve and to shift my body weight
to maneuver the figure 8 U turns. I am sure with more practice
applying the technics you taught I will become more skillful at
these maneuvers. My hope right now is to be able to buy a bike I
like and to practice regularly. New England is such a beautiful
place with so many picturesque country roads you can cruise
around safely. I am really looking forward to enjoying these
riding experiences with my own bike some day soon.
also very impressed how your instructions allowed novices like
my son and daughter in law to pick up the basic riding skills
the first day and then to practice with confidence all the
challenging maneuvers the next day to pass the riding tests.
Since both of them will be spending a year in Vietnam where the
major mean of transportation is motorcycles, it comforts me
tremendously that they learned from your course lots of
necessary maneuvers to ride a motorcycle safely.
again, thank you and when the opportunities come up, I will
definitely recommend friends who are interested at learning how
to ride to sign up a course at your school. Myself, depending on
how much riding I will be getting, I will also be interested at
taking a refresher rider course or an advanced rider course with
Happy July 4th!
Uy T L of Bedford,
I was extremely satisfied with both the classroom and course
experience. Paul was a terrific classroom instructor and made
the class fun and interesting. Paul and Ken were great
instructors on the course. I could tell they really cared about
helping us to become the safest and best riders we can be. It
was impressive how well they worked together and really never
missed a beat in terms of the demonstrations, etc. Very
I would definitely recommend Street
Wise Cycle School to friends who want to learn to ride.
Ben C of Boston, MA 6/26/2012
I was very impressed
with both classroom and range instruction. It was all very
thorough and helpful.
Paul and Ken were very, very good.
I was really impressed. Both of them were very attentive to each
student and provided a lot of 1:1 coaching. They were clear at
all times with their instruction. Safety is definitely their #1
concern and it was apparent. Paul and Ken are extremely
I was really happy that I signed up
and took the course. I cannot imagine another school can do it
Tina L of Roslindale, MA 6/20/2012
I thought the whole
experience was great as well as the instructors and classes. I
would not hesitate to recommend the program to anyone. Many
thanks to you and staff
Richard S Medfield, MA 6/26/2012
I was very pleased and impressed with the course, class and
process of the riding school. BUD and RICK were very
knowledgeable, professional and thorough. They were highly
attentive, committed and seemed very concerned about my well
being and learning success. They were polite and courteous
throughout the entire program. I was pleased with the experience
and thought the course/class was well planned and executed.
I will recommend your program to any one I can and will
mention my positive feed back to Joe who owns MOM in Foxborough.
Please give my thanks to Bud and Rick
Joseph M of Norfolk, MA 6/20/2012
I had just taken the course this
weekend @ the new MOM's location and being a new rider the
course was really great for me. I did learn alot out of the
classroom and I really appreciate all the time out on the
course. I felt that the instructors were very good because they
had kept the class moving at all times. From mounting and
dismounting to understand the next practice that we were going
to work on. Very very informative for me. Dale had let us know
that she was actually new to being an instructor but she seems
to be well seasoned in the course and very upbeat. Ron was also
a great instructor as well. Before each task he would
demonstrate what the course was about so we could see how the
course was laid out and where we needed to be at all times... I
felt that the whole setup went very smooth and had given this
class ample amount of riding time. Being that it was my first
time ever sitting on a bike, the course had made it a very safe
and exciting time for me. I really appreciate the time the
instructors took for the class and I want to thank the
Instructors for a wonderful experience I had.
again for a great experience
Rob B of Norwood, MA 6/20/2012
Overall I am extremely satisfied with my experience at
Streetwise. The classroom component was the perfect balance
between a serious conversation about safety and an informal Q&A.
The instructors were honest and frank about issues of risk and
safety, and that's really the best way to talk about those
topics. On the riding range, I had a great deal of fun!
Our instructor was named Ken. He was very friendly and
approachable, and always ready with a word of encouragement. He
was stern when people made mistakes concerning safety, which was
good. At all times I felt well informed and prepared to attempt
the exercise at hand, mostly due to his good explanations and
Essentially, the entire process went as
smoothly as it could, and I feel that it was an incredibly
worthwhile way to spend a weekend.
Thanks so much!
H of Brighton, MA 6/15/2012
I just wanted to take the time to say
how great the class was Monday and Tuesday with Bud and Rick. I
was pretty nervous coming into the class as I had never driven a
motorcycle or even a dirt bike and had no idea how to drive a
manual transmission. But after just the beginning of the first
day I felt much more comfortable and at ease as the instructors
were very knowledgeable and patient with everyone starting out
with different skill levels. I was extremely impressed with the
class and felt like it went at the perfect pace... me with each
drill... I really learned a lot and feel like I have the
knowledge to safely start riding on my own. I can't say enough
about the instructors... they kept the classroom time
interesting and going at a smooth pace and were extremely
helpful in the way in which the riding time was done... by
discussing the drill and then watching a demonstration made me
feel so much more comfortable, even when the drill was a little
Thanks so much, I have two brothers that
are interested in riding and will certainly be sending them to
Streetwise, even though it isn't even the closest school to us!
Jen H of Upton, MA 6/13/2012
My wife and I were very
satisfied with the class. The level of instruction was
top-notch. It was obvious the Dineen cared about our safety not
only on the course, but going forward as new motorcycle riders.
She added real-world knowledge that will come in handy in the
Dale did excellent demonstrations and coached us
well also. She also had great knowledge, and helped many of us
with problems we were encountering.
information and the range information was great. As nearly all
new motorcyclists, the information was spot-on for our skill
level, and got us all up to speed on riding a motorcycle safely
at a quick pace.
I would gladly recommend your school to
any friends or family I know looking to ride!
again for running a great professional school and a tight ship!
Anthony R of Franklin, MA 6/12/2012
Thank you for a top notch rider
course. The riding range experience was critical, instructive
and most of all fun! Bob and Whitey used a technique I'd like to
dub as laid-back tough love. In doing that they were able to
reign in a class of newbies with the utmost safety and yet
provide a nurturing environment for us to grow. They are truly
Yuval B of Boston, MA 6/12/2012
My wife and I took the BRC with Bud and Rick just
yesterday... and wanted to let you know just how very pleased we
both are. Both instructors were phenomenal. Serious when it was
needed, jovial and happy the rest of the time. I don't think Bud
has more than one facial expression, a smile. The course itself
was informative and easy to follow... When all is said an done,
it was a deal at twice the price, you can't put a dollar figure
on the info and experience gained through the course and put
forth by two very informative and well spoken (Bud does not
candy coat anything) individuals with a wealth of knowledge,
from filling the tank to battery maintenance. Of course all the
important stuff too.
Thank you for your time,
David and Megan T of Chestnut Hill, MA 6/6/2012
wanted to let you know that the class was great. I have nothing
but high praise for all the instructors that helped us. We had
Rick as the main teacher and Bud and another gentleman helping
out. I had no experience before this class and I feel confidant
in my riding skills, well ok, maybe not truly confident, but
with some riding experience under my belt, I will be. It gave me
the skills that I will need going further.
As far as the
class was concerned, the material was gone over in a timely
manner and it prepared us for the written exam. As long as you
were paying attention in class, no one should fail the written
portion. The skills portion was also given in a way that is
conducive to learning. The instructors would verbally give us
instructions, then a demo, followed by constructive criticism
for each student. I found the comments they gave me very
helpful. I truly felt that they wanted all of us to learn the
skills necessary for us to have the confidence to pass the
All in all it was a great experience and
I can not wait to get out there and start riding.
Claire P of Walpole, MA 6/6/2012
You had the dream
team of coaches at this class. I learned a lot and it was fun.
They made two rain soaked days worth it. I was impressed with
their personalities and their knowledge. I have been to many
hands on type training's in my life for many things but this was
my first in the motorcycle world and it your trainers were the
best by far.
V M of Wrentham, MA 6/5/2012
had a great experience with the course, so thank you. I came
into the course not knowing a thing about riding a motorcycle.
After leaving this class, I'm 100x more confident in my ability
to safely ride a motorcycle. I was afraid that most people in
the classroom would at least know how to turn it on & even
called someone right before the class to tell me how so I
wouldn't look stupid, but the step by step process with each
step & repitition was termendous help. Anyone coming in w/o any
knowledge will have no problem.
Paul & Demi were very
helpful with every question we had for them. They explained
Thank you for offering this
course! Everyone was professional & great!
Amy C of
Chestnut Hill, MA 6/5/2012
Thanks so much for an excellent weekend course! You
and your team did an outstanding job and I'd be pleased to
recommend your school to anyone. The instructors clearly had a
passion for riding and they were very professional and fun. All
the best; please pass along my thanks to all of the others.
Rishi B of Watertown, MA 6/4/2012
Overall I felt the class
was very informative and provided us with all the safety
instructions I could need. Demi and Paul were so encouraging to
everyone. It was obvious that they are experienced riders by
their ability to give us clear and positive feedback. Great
Thanks for you help. The class was great!
Justin S of Boston, MA 6/4/2012
Thank you all for the support. I
never thought that I can learn riding a motorcycle one day.
Because of your teaching and the way introduce me to the bike
without fear and with confidence, I can ride . You give me basic
and professional technique to ride a motorcycle. Thank you to my
teachers on the terrain
Hicham H of Revere, MA 6/2/2012
Had a great time wtih my family during the training. Sessions
were excellent and I believe I will be a better operator as a
result of the training your team provided.
Kevin B of Haverhill, MA 5/30/2012
Loved both classroom and riding
range experiences. Highly satisfied...WONDERFUL. I could not
love Mike, Bud, and Susan more than I do! They're all fun, easy
going but informative and helpful people. They made me feel
confident and gave me the BEST well-worded advice, and kept
everyone safe. I felt respected as a person, which as a teenager
who is often looked down upon and stereotyped because of my age,
I greatly appreciate. I was welcomed by the instructors and by
the other class members as a peer and not looked down upon as a
pest (which happens more often than anyone would believe). They
were honest and kind- reminding us to be on time, bring proper
gear, and guiding us to become good riders. All three
instructors spoke loudly so we all could hear, and made sure to
cover all the instructions in the pamphlet. I felt safe,
encouraged, and excited!
Thank you so very much for
helping me gain the confidence and skills I need to become a
good rider. I appreciate the honesty and advice of all the
instructors and I greatly appreciate how fun they made it! Even
at 7am! I could not thank you enough for the whole experience. I
will be recommending Streetwise to all my friends and anyone who
plans on learning to ride. Stay awesome Streetwise!
-Katie W of Needham, MA 5/30/2012
I enjoyed the course and got a
lot out of it. Ron, Mike and Dale did a great job getting the
concepts across without making it a burden or tedious.
John B of 5/30/2012
Thanks Bob for a
very safe and informative experience. I, along with everyone
else in the class that I could see, really enjoyed those two
days. I am thinking that after a year and 1000 miles under my
belt (I have a feeling that 1000 isn't going to be hard to get
to), I'll might well want to take the experienced riders course.
Thanks for getting my licensing under way as well.
M Jamaica Plain, MA 5/30/2012
Really terrific experience. I was an
absolute basket case the first day... But I toughed it out with
the help of Mike and Bud, and by the second day was cornering
with aplomb. I have a long way to go, but I no longer consider
myself a menace to public safety. I would definitely recommend
this course to anyone - if you guys could teach me, I think you
could teach anyone.
Lisa P of W Roxbury, MA 5/30/2012
basic course was really well done starting with ground zero
experience � which is most everyone. Program is very well
designed and progresses with exercises building skill
development. It�s amazing taking people without any motorcycle
experience and 1.5 days later they�re weaving thru your riding
range. People would be crazy not to start with your course
before they get on the road.
A lot of the info with
experienced rider course was an extension of day 2 of basic
rider course. I enjoyed the riding range skill development with
both slow and faster speed cornering and knowledge from class
notes etc. To safely get thru Braintree split traffic during
rush hour takes knowledge and confidence � can�t imagine taking
this on without your classes.
of Yarmouth Port, MA 5/30/2012
I've been riding for 24 years about
80% off road. This class opened my eyes to a lot of things I was
doing wrong. I got a lot out of this experience and am going
recommend this class to friends. I just bought a 2012 Suzuki
Dr650 se and feel more confident on the pavement.
Erik D of Marshfield, MA 5/21/2012
Overall 10 out of
10. I learned a lot and I had tons of fun.
Keon H of Mattapan, MA 5/21/2012
The coaches were great
They all seemed to have a feel for the class as a whole and
moved on accordingly. They made me feel safe, comfortable,
encouraged and reminded me that I was having fun (I actually
was...most of the time). It was Dale's first time at your
facility and I appreciated her letting us know. She was a good
coach and I felt her upmost priority was the safety of all the
riders. Bud was awesome. He took extra time to help me.
Ginger F of Franklin, MA 5/16/2012
I thought the school was
excellent. The instructors were very patient, encouraging and
informative... I would highly recommend this class to my
David W of Quincy, MA 5/16/2012
Dale, Rick and
Bud were spectacular!! I felt they had the riding experience and
ability to impart the knowledge necessary to inexperienced
riders in order to make them safe and qualified riders. Their
infinite patience [with my unending questions because I was so
nervous/anxious about actually getting on and riding the bike,]
and ability to teach me the skills I needed was exemplary! They
were amazing coaches. Bud was BEYOND a fantastic teacher, always
putting the drills in plain simple terms - sometimes the verbage
in the book left me with lots of confusion - and knowing just
the right techniques to teach a "terrified learner" how to
operate. All 3 were so positive and encourage, making me feel
confident that I could do this!
Melanie S of Millis, MA 5/16/2012
Thank you and your staff for a great experience this
past weekend. Ken and Dale were great instructors and
communicators, that provided an effective level of positive
reinforcement and constructive criticism when needed in a very
As a person who had never been on a
bike before, I was very nervous. Dale went out of her way to
make an uneasy rider feel very comfortable on the bike, and
helped me understand that I could, and was in fact riding a
I'll be sure to recommend Streetwise to my
family and friends!
Cindy T of Belmont,
I felt like the instructors were encouraging and
didn't allow anyone to feel dumb, yet proded for participation
from everyone. Obviously we were all at different levels and
each person had different skills that eluded them. The
instructors managed to give person to person information but
without sacrificing time with the group as a whole.
instructors I had Ed, Mike, you and the newer women instructor
(name I forgot, but she was great). I thought each riding coach
was excellent, engaging, informatative, no one made you feel
stupid. I know it is hard to teach a group of beginners (no
matter what the subject), throw in the fact that it is a lesson
using a heavy bike and a chance for danger and it makes it even
harder. I thought the coaches all did an excellent job
Tish of Waltham, MA 5/15/2012
Friendly, encouraging, knowledgable. They seem to enjoy their
coaching roles, and that helps the students feel at ease.
J of Whitman, MA 5/12/2012
I was very happy I signed up for this
training. I found that all the coaches, Bud, Bob and Rick, did
an excellent job.
The training course was super, both
the riding and the classroom content was outstanding.
Thank you for your time and the excellent training!!!!!!!
Silvio A of Foxboro, MA 5/10/2012
I had such a great time
learning and really enjoyed the class. I had been riding on my
permit for the past year and was so glad I took your class. It
was very helpful and I realized how much I didn�t know about
road safety and riding.
Tim S of East Longmeadow, MA 5/9/2012
impressed with Bob & Dale regarding the patience, encouragement,
commmunication,knowledge, respect and the emphasis on safety.
The class & riding instruction were both well prepared yet
informal enough to allow everyone to have fun. I know for me I
had a lot of fun learnong & talking with the other people about
Fred L 5/7/2012
instructors were awesome. Paul and Susan were great. They each
brought some really awesome teaching qualities. I really loved
Paul's style of teaching in the classroom and Susan's style of
teaching out in the course.
Susan was very encouraging
and provided me with some great tips. Paul really pushed me and
knit picked at everything I did wrong making sure that I did
things the right way. I learned a ton. Please send them both my
Katherine of Hanover, MA 5/7/2012
was fantastic!! ...you have a great team, Bob!! Glad to have
been a part of it!
Heather C of Stoughton, MA 5/4/2012
VERY satisfied with the course. Instructors were great. Very
patient, very helpful.
Chris H of Milford, MA 4/28/2012
thought the course was fantastic. I do not have enough time for
all of the great things I have to say about it. The course was
well structured; the steps were broken down into manageable
pieces, and while there was enough time to learn each skill, you
never got bored. It was just so well though out...
and Marjorie were super! I couldn't have asked for better
coaches. They were intelligent, well spoken, knowledgeable,
passionate and encouraging. Even with the torrential rain on
Sunday, they stayed in high spirits and motivated the whole
class to keep with it.
Maddy M of Allston, MA 4/26/2012
Thanks again for all the help, patience & understanding. You
have a really good team of instructors, Paul & Ken were patient
with me when i first started out on the range, Paul was working
with me more, and i appreciated his patience most of all my
first 2 days....Bud spoke to me & tried to help calm my nerves &
let me know that not everyone gets it right away, which really
did help during the class portion but Suzan nailed the deal for
me...made a seeming fearful & painful start become a enjoyable,
safe & fun. I'm already recommending Streetwise & Suzan to
Leslie O of Roxbury, MA 4/25/2012
class opportunity was amazing. The entire weekend was a major
lesson in "Feel the fear and do it anyway" for me. I had no idea
how challenging this was going to be for me - it was way further
outside my comfort zone than I could have imagined! But I was
encouraged by the instructors - as well as my classmates - and
while I did not pass the road test on Sunday, I did not give up
- and part of that came from the encouragement I received from
Mike and Suzan over the length of the weekend. I was able to
meet with Suzan privately this morning and have one-on-one
instruction that I found not only helpful but inspiring. I was
able to pass the road test this morning.
Thank you for
confirming that an old(er) dog can learn new tricks!
of Chelmsford, MA 4/25/2012
Overall felt course was run very well.
Enjoyed emphasis on putting in as much riding time and
personally liked riding 1st then classroom as it was not only
more fun but made cover over the equipment more relevant.
Instruction on riding range was great. Instructors were
friendly and professional. Demo run by instructor on the course
to show what we're supposed to do also helpful.
Rick E of Cambridge, MA 4/24/2012
Thanks sooo much, I'm recommending
my friends to your school, great instruction and staff!
S of Brighton, MA 4/18/2012
Both the classroom and the range
sessions were run extremely professionally; they were
encouraging, informative, and fun. Our instructors, �Whitey� and
Bud worked exceptionally well together, and the ongoing
instruction and corrections given were done in a caring,
non-judgemental, and very supportive way. I could not have asked
for better Rider Coaches, I believe! I teach for a living, and
was very impressed with the way all of the instruction was
given. All of the communications, whether written, or verbal
were timely, and top notch.
I just received my Motorcycle
license in the mail, and know that I will be a far, far, safer
rider, thanks to my instructors, and your course.
Chaaaz of Boston, MA 4/17/2012
The riding coaches were excellent.
They were both demanding and encouraging. I highly recommend
Streetwise to other beginners like me.
Robert B of
Weston, MA 4/17/2012
Thank you! I was extremely satisfied with the course,
the instructors were great and I felt like I learned a lot. The
range was great and I would definitely recommend this to a
-N. R of Oxford, MA 4/16/2012
The course was
excellent. My RiderCoaches were Paul and Ken, and they were both
phenomenal. Couldn't be happier.
of Boston, MA 4/16/2012
Great experience and the coaches were
excellent� really, they had great tips and instructions.
Thanks and again your guys really made the difference, I went
out today and used at least 4 things I was taught yesterday and
I am 42 and have been riding from age 12. Good stuff
P of Hanover, MA 4/16/2012
The class was amazing, such a good
time... great knowledge. All the instructors were so friendly
and passionate about their jobs!!
of S Boston, MA 4/16/2012
Your staff did a terrific job this
weekend at the BRC I attended. Ken and Susan's performance was
As a career soldier/infantryman,
I know "good training," and your staff was professional and
wasted no time with their instruction.
appreciated-it is a great introduction to motorcycle riding, and
I am glad I did it.
Rob S of Belmont, MA 4/16/2012
to take the time to thank you for the wonderful experience I had
taking the learn to ride course. I have been on the back of a
bike for quite some time now and I have wanted for years to ride
my own but just found one excuse after another not to. I finally
decided it was time and researched courses. I chose Streetwise
because it had a location close enough for me to get to work
quickly. It's difficult to get two days off in a row in my
industry. It ended up being more than just a convenient place to
take it. I was so nervous going in to this and I hate feeling
unsure or unprepared for anything I take on. ( I can be a bit
highstrung sometimes) From the the very start of this process I
felt more at ease with your company. The immediate response to
my requested dates, the informative emails, and the study
materials provided ahead of time eased my nerves. I was
impressed with your communication and I felt confident going in
that I knew what to expect and had everything I needed. My only
concern was my
own ability to operate a motorcycle safely
which of course made me nervous all over again. That's where
your instructors came in. They were calm and patient with all of
us, encouraged questions, offered help and guidance at every
turn. They made us all feel more at ease in the classroom, broke
the ice and had us all engaged and involved in the learning
process. They followed the course as written in the book and on
their range cards but were also more than willing to answer all
our questions about their own riding experiences as well. When
we got out to the bikes they provided clear instruction and
guidance and made sure everyone was comfortable before we began
any riding. Throughout the riding they had helpful tips and
coaching for every activity and gave all their feedback in a
positive manner. I felt like my mistakes were part of the
learning process rather than just doing it wrong because with
every criticism they provided a way to improve, a new way to
look at it, and a tip to try to do it better the next time
around. Thank you for providing such a positive experience. I
have, and will continue to recommend your course to everyone,
and I see a lot of people. I went into work on Tuesday evening
and told everyone I talked to how excited I was about riding my
own bike and how much fun the course was. I was even more
impressed when I received the follow up emails assuring the
license was processed and the tips for what to practice on my
own. I am currently looking for my first bike and I look forward
to taking one of the advanced courses in the future when I am
comfortable enough to ride on an actual street. Thank you again!
You run a great business and I wish you continued success.
Jenn N of Attleboro, MA 4/13/2012
The class was great ,very
helpfull and informative ,and in my case age group well
balanced. The instructors were very good easy to get along with.
They were very concerned with your ability, didn't push beyond
your ability and safety. I think the class should be required to
get license.The availibility and locations of the classes were
good.I highly recomend the class for any age and gender.
from Dan H of Blackstone, MA 4/11/2012
Bud is an
amazingcoach in terms of making you feel excited and confident
in your ability to ride. Rick has an awesome eye for what you're
doing right and wrong. They make a tremendous team.
H of Worcester, MA 4/11/2012
I just took your class this past Mon &
Tues. I'm 60 yrs. and never rode before. The class was as
thorough as two days would allow and the instructors, Bud and
Rick were great. They went over and over parts of the course
that some of us needed a bit of extra help on. They also made
sure time and time again we wore the required gear and conducted
ourselves in the safest manner possible. All and all a great
introduction into the skills needed to ride and ride safely.
John M of Walpole, MA 4/11/2012
I thought the course was
great, classroom and range were both fun (the range is arguably
more fun). Paul and Suzan were awesome instructors, can't say
enough good things about them. Between the website and the
e-mails I received prior to the course, I had all the
information I needed to make the proper preparations before I
Matt L of Dedham, MA 4/10/2012
Streetwise Cycle School was a tremendous learning experience for
me... My first experience, but I give it A+++, 5 STARS, 2 THUMBS
UP! VEROOOOOOOOM, I'm out of here!
MR. M 4/10/2012
I want to take this opportunity to tell you what I
told both Whitey & Bud on Sunday. Their andragogy skills were
excellent - i.e their techniques for teaching adults. Soft
voices, encouragement, try again, & praise. I appreciated it.
Anyway, thanks, it was a good weekend.
Bill A of
Roslindale, MA 4/10/2012
I just wanted to thank you for running such a quality
program. I now have the confidence to enjoy riding and I can't
believe it took only 2 days. Thank you
Jason J of Foxboro, MA 4/10/2012
I thought you two did an excellent job. I'm very glad
I took the class and would recommend it to others.
work today I finally took my bike out for the first time after
owning it almost two weeks. Fortunately in my neighborhood I
have plenty of good streets to ride in with next to no traffic.
Planned on going out for 15-20 minutes. Ended up riding almost 1
and a half hours until I started to lose sunlight. I had an
absolute blast. Didn't stall once either which I was quite proud
I'm really happy with my choice of bike too. The
EX500 seems a perfect fit for me. I found it handled much easier
at slow speed maneuvers than the bike in class.
for the great teaching job.
-Justin W of North Attleboro,
I'm completely satisfied with what I learned in the classroom
and on the riding course! I've been telling everyone about
Streetwise and how informative and valuable the course is for
novice riders like myself.
My favorite part was being on
the rider course with the coaches, they were patient and
extremely helpful to everyone. I really liked the way they took
the time to explain, in detail, what we were going to do and how
to do it correctly! I noticed if anyone didn't perform a task
well, they were very professional about their critique of the
individual and would further explain how to perform the task,
eventually, we all performed it correctly. The coaches were
prepared from beginning to end and everyone understood them
without a problem. The rider coaches were very serious about the
safety of us all and they let us know it. Really cool group of
... Bob, I really enjoyed myself during the 2 day
course! I recommend Streetwise to everyone that is interested in
taking the rider course class.
My sincerest thanks to you
and the rider coaches!
Steve O of N Attleborough, MA 3/28/2012
wanted to thank you and your staff for a solid experience. I was
not sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by the
perfect mixture of seriousness about motorcycle safety and the
joy of riding. Ken and Susan were great instructors - they were
immediately respected by the group. They provided an effective
level of positive reinforcement and constructive criticism when
needed. Also, I appreciated the consistent statements that risk
management is a continual process - lasting the life of a rider.
As a motor scooter rider who has been "forced" by the RMV to
obtain a motorcycle license (even though I don't intend on
buying a motorcycle), I still found the 2-day class quite
Again, I had a very positive experience
with the Streetwise Cycle School. I'll be sure to recommend your
organization to family and friends. Also, I'll be sure to post
this on Yelp.
-Kristen M of Boston, MA 3/28/2012
you... You have an incredible program it was a blast and I
Ryan M of Foxborough, MA 3/28/2012
want to say "Thank You" and let you know that you are doing an
AWSOME job there at Streetwise. I learned so much that has
helped to give me the confidence I need to be a safe rider. I
have already found myself in a couple of situations that
probably could have ended badly if not for what I learned there.
I have nothing but positive things to say about the course, it
was a lot of fun and very informative. Tell Ken that I thank him
as well and keep up the good work. You guys are great. Again
thank you so much! Take care and be safe.
Dave P of Milford, MA 3/21/2012
Thanks Bob for a wonder learning
experience at your school. I just posted on google maps my
review about this under the name Sidney. Overall the program was
great, the instructors (Ron and Paula) were professional and
understanding. All the students were able to learn at their own
pace. I'll be sure to suggest your school to my friends who are
planning to get their motorcycle lessons soon.
Siu T of Charlestown, MA 3/20/2012
Hi - the whole
experience was awesome and I will highly recommend your school
to anyone interested.
I was in Mike and Susan's morning
class and they were great. One exercise already saved my bacon.
I live on the West Roxbury Pkwy with lots of rotaries and have
twice already had to come to a stop while in a curve. Without
the class I wouldn't have known what to do.
along my thanks.
Eric M of Roslindale, MA 3/20/2012
was excellent. It provided enough information that made me feel
more comfortable and safe on the road. Taught me the basic
mechanics of the bike and how to apply those mechanics to safe
riding. The course was awesome, my money was well spent.
Corey S of Dorchester, MA 3/20/2012
Thank you ...I look
forward to sending my daughter next spring to your course. My
son had a great experience taking this course.
Mrs. PJ M
Amazing class!! The RiderCoaches did a
fantastic job. I feel the class was well worth every penny... I
look forward to taking the advance classes. I can't stop talking
about my great experience with Streetwise. Keep up the great
really enjoyed taken the course and learned a lot from it and
have confidence. The instructors were very professional and
informative. Giving tips as needed and answering questions that
was asked. I would personally recommend streetwise cycle...
Thanks again for making it an enjoyable experience and giving me
the confidence to ride.
Linda T of
Overall your riding school was a very
positive experience for me.
The riding coaches were very
professional, knowledgeable and approachable. They seemed to
enjoy their work very much and were enthusiastic about sharing
their passion for riding with us.
I am glad you took
advantage of some late November good weather by staying open
later than the other driving schools. Thank you for helping me
to get my license before my vacation date so I can do some
riding in Tucson.
Keep up the good work!
Demi and Rich were wonderful instructors.
I wish I could take them home with me and use them as personal
rider coaches! ...Rich was great and made the riding part
enjoyable. He made a point to give lots of individual time to
each rider at each lesson. It was clear he enjoyed being there
and it made me feel comfortable to have him around... Demi was
superb in the class and on the bikes... I felt confident in
Demi's skills as a trainer and would recommend her to anyone.
She was not just going through the motions but spent a lot of
personal time with us and made us work hard! ... I would
recommend your school to anyone and would be happy to talk or
email with anyone who wants to discuss your program.
David C. 12/6/2011
Thank-you so much.
Going from never riding a motorcycle to looking at what bike to
buy I have to thank yourself, Susan, Ken, and Mike. Great
program and staff.
Steve L 12/6/2011
I Just wanna thank you all again for
having the patience and time to teach me the basic skills of
You guys are awesome!!! <3
Thuy L. 12/5/2011
I was very satisfied with both
the classroom and the riding range portion of the course. The
classroom portion was made so fun and was very informative. I
found that the things learned in the classroom were very
necessary for the riding range and applicable to the bike riding
process. I found the acronyms very helpful!
were fantastic. I feel like their personalities balanced each
other out and you had all different types of advice and
encouragement. I felt they genuinely cared about the safety of
the riders and emphasized the importance of how the skills being
learned could save your life in the future. They all
communicated very clearly what was expected and made sure you
understood. I admire and appreciate their patience! I also
appreciated the advice given on buying bikes and which bike
would be right for me. I found the instructors very
knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
I would like to thank you for a great learning
experience!!! Coaches Suzan, Ken, Rich and Tara.........thank
you for your patience and sharing your knowledge! Please know
all your time is greatly appreciated. The course was
informative, fun and far from boring. A great weekend with great
people. Julia, Janette, Rob, John and the others that joined us
on Sunday, thank you for a memorable time!! Be safe and never
ride faster than your guardian angels can fly!!! :)
I want to thank you, Demi, Rich and Ken for
the great weekend. I learned so much in a short period of time
and that was due to your phenomenal team.
Thanks, Bob. Please tell
Bud and Tara that they made last weekend two of the most
enjoyable, fun days that I have hade in years.
Just want to thank you and the
instructors (Whitey and Ken) for the excellent job that you guys
did over the weekend.
The course was run at a very
comfortable pace. We all had opportunities to gradually improve
our motorcycling skills over the course of the day. It was done
in a safe environment. Ken and Whitey were very supportive and
The emails that you sent were great. The
directions were perfect. I knew I was coming to the right place
to learn when I could drive to the remote warehouse based on
your simple and clear instructions.
It was fun learning
and I hope to continue learning, now that I have my license.:)
The best thing about
your class is that you explain everything in detail and then
show by example. I usually learn better by viewing than by
reading so this worked great for me. Everyone had a chance to
ask questions and feel comfortable. The hand signals used by
both instructors were clear and understandable even when
something happened unexpectedly. To me that was very important
in the safety side of training. The classroom was clear and kept
at an easy pace not too slow as to put you to sleep but not too
fast as to miss important info. The riding range was open and
boundaries were well marked.
The riding coaches were
encouraging and informative. Explaining how to improve the next
time thru the course and at each new skill. I felt going in a
little intimidated and I was glad to see a woman coach as well
as a man. There was nothing to feel intimidated about but they
do run a tight safe program.
Being a complete beginner
was nerve racking but both Bob and Susan made this experience
fun and safe. Both of you were patient with my many mistakes.
Your confidence building through out the experience was greatly
needed and appreciated.
Thanks for all your help,
I think the structure of the entire course
supported us being comfortable, actively learning, and safe the
whole time. I've never had such a positive experience, and I've
done a fair amount of cram a lot of info into a short amount of
time trainings. I feel confident and ready to ride, and with a
positive outlook on continuing to improve my skills. I also feel
confident in all of the other students in the class-and I don't
feel that way about most other drivers on the road!! You do a
great job preparing us for the real world.
Overall, I was very pleased with the course in the
classroom as well as in the range. The instructors Demi and Bud
did a GREAT job teaching in the classroom and in the range. I
like the way the classroom was set up with the books and
classroom tapes and talked about and answered the questions.
Also, I liked how Demi and Bud explained each question in the
book and tips on becoming a good but even better rider. On the
range, I liked how we did each excercise and if we did something
wrong or was unclear with an exercise, I liked how Demi and Bud
explained the exercise and what you did wrong and gave very
helpful tips on how making better progress. Overall, I was very
happy with both of their performances as instructors and I would
definetly recommend streetwisecycleschool to other people in
taking the course and going for their license.
I really enjoyed taking classes
at this school and I appreciate the dedication shown in the
staff to execute proper safety procedures. :)
I was very happy with the course and I really
liked my motorcycle (I had the nighthawk).
RiderCoaches were great. I think I have to be especially
thankful to Suzan since she was very encouraging. Towards the
end I was really nervous and her humor helped a lot. Everything
was really easy.
Thanks again (and thanks also to Demi
I want to tell you I
think you're doing a great job. I took the groupon intro class
this past summer which you taught and have to say it was the
most fun I have had in a long time. That class is what peaked my
interest in taking the rider course these past 2 days and
obtaining my liscense. My only regret was that I was unable to
take the course sooner due to my job. Susan the instructor
nailed the class. She was fired up, passionate and very
knowledgeable. Her energy was contagious. There is not a doubt
in my mind I will be a safe and solid rider due to her efforts.
From the administrative side, I wish more businesses I dealt
with daily were as efficient in communication as yourself. The
email updates reminders confirmations etc. are great. You
provide a ton of info both on the course as well as riding in
general. Both of which are very appreciated. In my line of work
we call it "making it idiot proof" and in my mind you have done
Congrats to you, Susan and Streetwise. Thank
you for sharing the knowledge and spirit of riding, and helping
me find a new passion. I have recommended your school to a few
interested buddies as I now need guys to ride with.
The motorcycle beginners
course was money well spend to learn the proper way to handle a
motorcycle instead of learning myself through trial and error
which could cause an accident. Instructor Suzan was excellent at
teaching the course, patient with her students who were
struggling, and pleasant to be around and not intimidating when
approached with any questions. I would highly recommend this
school for future motorcycle enthusiast who wants to get their
beginners license and enjoy safe riding taught by Suzan and
others from this school.
Once again, Thank You,
Ken and Whitey were were fantastically
prepared, respectful, and encouraging with utmost concern for my
I took the
class with Ken and Whitey this past weekend. Just wanted to drop
you a note and let you know that I thought the class was well
done, that Ken and Whitey did a great job helping everyone in
the class. The guy who I was convinced that would not pass, they
coached and got up and riding well enough to pass the class. And
for the couple of us who'd spent a bit of time riding, they
helped us refine some of the key basics we all need.
in all, excellent class with excellent instructors. I will
absolutely recommend this class to others.
I have nothing but good things to say about the course.
The instructors were great - clear and encouraging. Everything
from registration etc. to the classes themselves was very
well-organized. It was completely enjoyable. I will say I think
it was particularly nice to have women instructors. I think that
made it less potentially intimidating - although I'm sure your
male instructors are great too.
The class was terrific last weekend. I was a little
anxious when my husband suggested we take this course and learn
to ride. As a 41 year old woman who never rode a motorcycle I
was half expecting to hear all the reasons I shouldn't be
learning to ride at this stage in my life but that was not the
case. Susan and Demi were very encouraging and answered all our
questions. I thought the mix of classroom and range time was a
good mix of learning. My husband and I had a lot of fun this
past weekend and I really wasn't expecting it to be as much fun
as it was.
I will definitely recommend you in the future
if people want to learn to ride with a safe and informative
group of instructors.
rider coaches were great. They were very encouraging and had
good tips every time around. I felt safe and well-looked after
Thanks so much again for
all your help - I really enjoyed taking the course with you as
the instructor and I am really happy that I passed the course!!!
I was very satisfied with both the classroom and riding
range. In the classroom, Ken did a great job in keeping us
interested and getting us prepared for the written evaluation.
On the Riding Range, I really liked having you as the
instructor because I felt you were able to explain things very
clearly. I especially liked how you would describe exactly what
you were doing as you were demonstrating the exercises (e.g.
'squeeze the clutch here', 'don't use brakes', 'go into 2nd gear
here', etc), which made it very easy for me to follow along and
understand what I needed to do at each step of the exercise. I
also liked how you provided feedback about what I was doing
wrong, and how to do it correctly; you were able to break it
down in such a way that I immediately understood what I was
doing wrong and what I needed to do to correct it. Your
professional and calm, easy-going demeanor also went a long way
in helping me to stay relaxed and calm throughout, even when I
was making mistakes.
I was very satisfied with the
administrative processes and communications. Signing up for the
course was a very easy and painless process. The communications
(via email) were very thorough and helpful in letting me know
what was expected, what to expect, what to bring, how to
prepare, etc. I love the convenience of being able to get the
motorcycle endorsement through the school. The confirmation
emails regarding course registration as well as the motorcycle
license being 'issued' also allowed me to have peace of mind
knowing what the status was and not having to wonder about
whether everything was all set.
The instructors that I
have seen or met seem very personable and approachable, and the
atmosphere of the school is very welcoming. I really like that
the students are encouraged to stay in touch with the
instructors and ask questions even after they have completed the
I like that you, as the owner, are so hands-on
and approachable. And thank you again for taking the time to
respond to me over the phone and setting me up with taking the
course again with you as the instructor. I really appreciate how
forthright you were when you advised me that I would probably
benefit more from practicing my balance, cornering, etc on a
bicycle than taking private one-on-one lessons. I had spent the
past 2 weeks practicing tight turns and cornering on a bicycle
and I think it really paid off!! I felt so much more comfortable
on the motorcycle this time around, and I actually really
enjoyed doing the exercises that I had problems with the last
time (weaving between cones; the figure 8 in the box; the
Once again, thank you so much for all your
help, Bob, I really appreciate it!!!
Thank you for an amazing introductory cycling experience!
As someone who would like to pursue an "M-Class" license with
very little riding experience, this was a wonderful opportunity
to learn the basics, get the feel of riding, and gain initial
confidence! Moving to the next level for myself IS a
The riding course, equipment, exercises,
and focus on safety were perfect. The instructor personality and
technique was supreme!
I am most impressed with the
administrative process, as I registered for my class at the last
minute. The web site is comprehensive, covering complete details
on any question that may come to mind!
I am loving riding and am still trying to
refine the techniques you've shown me. I must reiterate what a
stellar experience I had at you school!
Susan- All the
pep talks you gave me were invaluable. I cannot recommend you
enough as an instructor, you did an amazing job and I am so
thankful you were there to help me along. Best wishes, DM
Again thank you very much for everything you did.
I am so impressed by the amount of work the
instructors put into getting you too ride smoothly. I am
differently going back for a refresher course. I had fun passed
all my finals and met new friends.
Thank you guys for a
Thank you so much
for doing what you do. I had an amazing experience as long and
tiring as the day was. Starting of as nervous as I was and never
even sitting on a motorcycle Mike and Demi were amazing and
patience to spare. I was one of those ppl that kept saying "i
cant do this" and Mike kept at me in the most positive attitude
and Demi kept feeding me my improvements that ultimately led to
Again thank you all so much for everything. I
will truly recommend you to anyone and everyone.
Very satisfied with the course. in both the
range and classroom. Bob was very kind and patient. Very pleased
with the experience, Lots of space at the facility and a nice
selection of bikes. Unlike another school I attended there was
more choice in helmets and bikes. Bob seemed to explain each
task better with more effective feedback.
outstanding. His experience showed. He put people at ease, witch
seemed to make people more confident and better drivers. I will
recommend him and Streetwise to my co-workers and friends. He
communicated each task very clearly. His concern for safety
really impressed me. One student had to be cut because he was
just too dangerous on the bike to himself and others. Bob had to
make this tough decision and was able to explain the situation
in a very kind way where there were no hard feelings with the
student or the class. Few instructors can handle this situation
Administratively it is a great class as
well. Bob always replied to my e-mails quickly and sent very
good learning tools before, during and after training.
Streetwise is leaps and bound better then the last place I went.
I was lucky to get one late e-mail at the last place.
Expectations were very clear. Lots or riding space. Course is
also slightly cheaper then most schools in the area for this
time of year.
I took the two hour
introductory class yesterday, and I did not think I would be
riding a bike by the end of the two hours, but I was. Amazing. I
had alot of fun and riding on the "range" was an experience. I
am so glad I took the introdutory class because I know now
without a doubt that I want to take the two day class, and more
importantly I know where I want to take it. The experience I had
at Streetwise was a wonderful one. The ridercoaches, that would
be you Bob, was great. I thought you had alot of patience and
made learning to ride at a basic level easy to understand.
Especially for someone like me who never drove a standard
before. I am excited to move on to the next phase, I only hope I
have Bob again as the instructor. I felt that the expectations
were realistic and that I was treated with respect. I never felt
like I couldn't do it. I felt Bob was very encouraging to all of
us, and explained the mechanics of riding in a way that even I
could understand. The administrative part of the class could not
have been less painless. It was simple to sign up for, in fact
this latest email to sign up for the discount on the two day
class proves my point. simple. I am glad groupon had a special
and I ended up at Streetwise. I look forward to beginning my
next class soon.
Bob, thanks so
much for the great experience at Streetwise. Bud and Sue were
absolute professionals, knew the material and communicated it
Thanks again. Great program.
This was my second time around at Streetwise
and again, as before, it was an enlightening experience. Ken and
Susan were fantastic. They were thorough, they were
knowledgeable, and they were professional. I did the refresher
course, I was able to build my confidence, which was my
Thanks for having me.
My RiderCoaches were awesome. In addition to helping me learn
the motorcycle and its wily ways, they also helped me out when I
bit off more than I could chew. Also, safety wise they were
always on the ball, never let anything slip. Cannot say enough
good things about them.
Thanks again for a great time,
Your class exceeded my expectations; the
even calm pace you and your instructors used to teach us made
the whole class very enjoyable. The amount of confidence and
knowledge I�ve gained will always be embedded (I hope) in my
brain each time I ride. I am excited to purchase my first bike.
Many thanks for a
great course and a great learning experience last week end. The
instructors were terrific and very professional. I shall
recommend this course.
Thanks again for the course! You and Bud both did a great
job conducting the classroom section as well as the outdoor
riding. It was very well organized and conducted very well. Both
you and Bud provided important information and did a great job
of assiting each rider to their specific needs. Feedback was
given in a positive and encouraging way. Safety was a major
concern and was addressed appropriately, but the riders were
still able to enjoy themselves and have fun.
again and great job on conducting the course,
I think everything about the course was great. I enjoyed
the classroom because of the interactions with the instructor.
It wasn�t a lecture or a do it yourself class. Most times it did
not feel like a class instead it felt like a conversation. I
enjoyed the riding range since it was my very first time riding.
I also enjoyed getting better little by little, and having time
to practice on my own while riding to the line. There was
freedom in the range to learn and execute, but the instructors
always gave great suggestions that helped a lot.
Rider Coaches were excellent. They were both encouraging and
always felt like they truly cared. They made me feel good with
their compliments and never made me feel bad with their
suggestions and critics. Communicated perfectly and I always
knew what I had to do next or what they wanted me to improve.
Bob thank you for everything, I enjoyed the class and
now can finally say I have a motorcycle license and that I�ve
ridden before. You reminded me of a nice football coach I once
had, since you had that look. But once again thank you very
much, I cant wait to buy my first motorcycle whether it is next
year or the year after that after I graduate college.
I thought the class was great. It was a
great introduction to riding. I think my instructors did a great
job explaining bike safety and riding.
Ken and Whitey
make a great team. 2 styles, ages and backgrounds compliment
Thank you for all you did for me and to get
me on the road to fun and excitement.
I had a blast and would recommend your school anytime. Your
staff are brilliant.
much! All four of the instructors I had (including you) were
just amazing! Patient, encouraging, knowledgeable, and fun. I
can't wait to ride on two wheels :)
I wanted to let you know how great I thought the school
was...I've got just over 800 miles of riding in the last month
and half on my ducati monster. I have to tell you that I love
the thing. It's a chore for me to stop riding.
nothing but great things prior to taking the course. And I have
to tell you that both you, the other instructors, and the course
far exceeded everything that I heard and expected. Keep up the
good work and ride safe.
Thank you again,
Ken and Mike were my rider coaches. I
definitely think Ken and Mike handled the class with respect and
encouragement, but they were also quick to point out something
that affect your safety or the safety of others. As a 62 year
old, I also have some problems, such as hearing loss, absent
mindedness, and a little slower mental and physical
co-ordination that come with the aging process than a younger
student might not have. I don't consider my problems
"disabling," but I do recognize that I will have to be more
cautious on a bike than a younger person thanks to your course
and rider coaches.
Thanks for a great course.
I thought the course was absolutely awesome. I
wouldn't have thought it possible to learn so much in just two
days. Overall I was very satisfied with how the course was
instructed, and the amount of "hands-on" riding experience.
I found the RiderCoaches to be extremely respectful at all
times. You guys were patient and supportive throughout the two
day course. I felt that I was encouraged by the staff every step
of the way. In fact, you were so encouraging and enthusiastic
about the course and riding in general that I felt confident
enough to ride my newly purchased bike from New York to
Massachussetts. I would not have even dreamed about doing
something like that prior to taking the course.
pre-course instructions, expectations, and communications were
precise, and extremely easy to understand. The communications
were absolutely flawless in this regard and could not in my
opinion be improved on. I also found the website to be very easy
to follow, with the schedule kept up to date, and the booking
process itself was quick and simple. The flexibility of the
staff to accomodate last minute bookings was very much
appreciated. Absolutely outstanding service.
I know that
there are other "schools" out there, but I would have no
hesitation at all in recommending "Streetwise" to any potential
My son and I signed up for your class because I hadn't ridden in
over 30 years and my son had never ridden at all.
admit I was a little tentative about taking this type of course
at 56 years of age, and my son was concerned he might feel
intimidated by those who have riding experience. However, the
first minute of the first day, we were introduced to a very
systematic and organized approach to motorcycle riding that was
very efficiently taught by two obviously very competent
instructors who were in total control.
The course is
designed so those who have some riding skill blend in well with
novices, and all learn the proper fundamentals and riding
techniques. The course was directed in a very easygoing teaching
technique that allows you to learn and have fun, and not be
intimidated by the motorcycle, the course or the classroom.
My son and I are very happy with the course and have
strongly recommended it to others.
Thank you for a very
valuable and enjoyable learning experience.
Larry and Patrick
The RiderCoach was great! Very informative,
answered all questions clearly and gave us a demo of every
"exercise" he wanted us to do. He was respectful to both men and
women. He was definitely encouraging.
I took the course this past weekend. Ken and Tara did a
PHENOMENAL job. All my classmates were well trained and are
super excited to start riding.
This was an excellent experience. You were all very patient and
informative. I feel very confident and in control on the
motorcycle, I plan to take a lot of time practicing my skills
before taking to the roads on a regular basis.
wanted to thank you for this past weekend. You did an awesome
job teaching and providing such a warm and inviting atmosphere.
We will pass along the awesome experience we had in your school
to our other friends.
I graduated from your class on Sunday, May 22. I want to provide
My overall satisfaction with the course
was "extremely, fully satisfied". The level of organization was
outstanding, and the course was certainly comprehensive. As I
reflect back, it is difficult to find any flaws in your program.
As an investment specialist, my career is built on evaluating
businesses and finding ways to improve them. I think Streetwise
stands up to some of the best I've evaluated, and you run it in
a perfect manner.
Your program, of course, begins and
ends with the RiderCoaches. My course was led by Ken and Ed.
Seriously, I think you'd be hard pressed to find two better
people for instructors. They were awesome.
recommending the school to everyone!
You guys are all so nice! Ken and Mike were great at the
in-class room instruction and Ed and you (Bob) were great
coaches on the range! I don't think there was one negative
comment, only positive re-inforcement. You created one of the
nicest learning environments I've ever experienced (there have
been a few - I'm nearly 25 and still in school)!
had bikes and instructions ready for us before we could get all
our gear on! The demos while the engines are off prior to riding
the exercise help. Hand signals are excellent.
together a fantastic program!
Thanks for your help, and thanks for the great course! It was a
lot of fun, I learned a great deal, and all of the instructors
I was thoroughly satisfied with this course. I had not been on a
bike since 1992, and really was impressed with this course. My
instructors were excellent. They demonstrated everything to the "t".
They always answered any questions, and stressed "safety". After I
got home on Sunday, I swung by my brothers to talk about the course.
( he was supposed to take it with me). I went over everything with
him, the little things they teach really helped me alot. I feel so
much more comfortable on a bike ..I wont be hesitant to make my
purchase. The classroom part was good as well. The explanations, and
safety stressed was great. I will definately recommend your program
to anyone interested in learning to ride.
The coaches were wonderful: supportive, respectful, encouraging,
knowledgeable, talented, and FUN.
I was very impressed with the overall experience. The riding
coaches were very encouraging and knowledgable. I thought Demi
and Mike were a good team, Demi was serious, sincere and gave
honest feedback. I especially liked Mike who also gave great
feedback on our riding and he reminded us to smile.. :o) I will
highly recommend Street Wise to anyone who is interested in
riding. I have to say that it was alot harder than I
aniticipated although, after completing the course I am much
more confident and even more excited to apply the knowledge I've
gained while riding my own bike.
Everything was fantastic overall. The whole process from start
to finish helped make the experience very enjoyable. The design
of the course, building our understanding of the motorcycle
piece by piece made it much easier to take in and understand.
The instructors (Mike and Demi) definitely made the class
environment very comfortable, it was like everyone knew each
other already (which made me feel less nervous attempting the
exercises and also made me feel more comfortable communicating
with the other students what they felt worked better or worse
for them during the exercises).
Thanks again for a great experience!
I was very happy to be
riding so fast it really gets you going and wanting to learn more
its a very effective learning method on my book, practice firs
theory later and constant repetition... Excellent job!!!
Thanks for everything, it was one of the most useful
classes I ever took
Honestly, I really
only did the course because I thought it would be the easiest route
to getting a license, insurance discounts, etc. I didn't expect to
actually enjoy it. But I enjoyed it! The instructors were really
great. They were instructive, funny, supportive, efficient,
respectful, etc. They managed the different personalities in our
group very well. Really helpful having all the demos.
Thanks for a great experience and valuable
training. The instructors were great! I never knew how much there is
to learn about riding a motorcycle.
To be honest, I was very surprised on how
informative the class actually was. I expected the class to be a
bit more �elementary�. I was happy to find that there was not a
single bit of information in the class that I did not find useful.
I strongly recommend this class to any one who is even considering
riding a motorcycle. I am much more confident now that I have taken
this course, and I also feel as though I respect the dangers of
riding a motorcycle more than I would had I not taken this course.
I also feel that riding a motorcycle will make me a safer car
driver as well. I appreciate the knowledge that you and your staff
has provided me. I will be sure to recommend the course and more
specifically STREETWISE to anyone and everyone I know that rides or
wants to ride a motorcycle.
All in all I thought it was a great course, well worth the time and
money to take it. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone
I know who wants to learn how to ride. The RiderCoaches were GREAT,
I felt very safe with them and very confident. I got great feedback,
and though I didn't always take it in (like 3 vs. 4 fingers on the
brakes!) not once did anyone get annoyed! They just kept reminding
me. We all had fun and learned a lot.
recently purchased my first motorcycle and was helped out by
a friend who is very knowledgeable about the matter. He insisted
that I should participate in your program due to many friends of his
who have said wonderful things about the place. I then received a
gift certificate from another friend who had also said great things
about you guys. So coming to the program I expected to learn a lot
and enjoy every minute of it. The program exceeded my expectations
and I was completely satisfied with the way I was taught and
respected. I am definitely "returning the favor" and I will
personally purchase gift certificate to my friends who are new to
the motorcycle world...
I felt welcome to the facility and very respected...
My coaches were very professional, friendly and good teachers.
I wanted to thank you for what you guys have been doing. You are not
only helping us being better
but you are saving many lives who would not be here if they did not
have the proper knowleadge of riding a motorcycle. I am very
cautious now when I'm crossing an intersection, even when I have the
right of way. Also, taking sharp curves is easier since I know now
what the safer process is.
My sincere compliments,
I was highly satisfied with the class. The instructors, the setting
and the content. Overall I found everything to be exceptional...
Your staff went above and beyond... I found the class, the approach
and the style to be outstanding. Don�t change anything.
delivered to me the most information and experience that I could ask
for at a more than reasonable price. Your instructors are great, and
you are the best. Thank you for preparing me.
The course was excellent. All of the riders maintained a positive
attitude. Everyone was looking to learn and encouraged each other to
do well. The instructors play a large part and I think made those
attitudes possible because instructors were so encouraging that the
riders knew it. There is clearly patience exhibited by all
instructors for riders of all ability levels.
I was very satisfied with the course. I learned a lot about the proper
way to ride and how to control a bike in many situations.
The school and course were great. Exactly what I was looking for.
Having never ridden or even been on a motorcycle I was a little
intimidated by the whole thing. My early going was not too smooth
and after the first 15 minutes of walking the bike I was not sure it
as for me. The rider coaches were great. They were encouraging,
knowledgeable, and great to be around. They matched their
instruction and feedback to each individual rider's strengths and
The course was well structured, the instructors
very prepared for any questions, and they truly wanted to get the
students' opinions and make sure you understood, not just provide
answers without the whys.
I think the diversity of bikes was
good to have...
The administration could not have been
better, I felt very prepared for the class...
All in all ,
the course was more than I could have hoped for. I thought I would
come out with a good foundation if I decided to buy a bike in the
future, or wanted to take a short ride on a friend's bike. I did
come out with a good foundation, but also a desire to own my own
bike and hope to have one in the next moth or so.
really enjoyed the class, and the instructors, and feel I have a
great beginning for what I am hoping will be a long term enjoyment.
Keep doing what you do, and I'll recommend your school to anyone
looking to learn, or get more experience.
Had a great experience even with the cold temps.
You guys are the best! Thanks for your patience and all the great
Thanks soon much! You guys were great! Definitely made me feel more
confident on a bike!
I wanted to thank each of you for your patience and hard work this
past weekend. I've learned quite a bit and I'm really glad that I
was referred to Streetwise.
Thank you again,
I was quite pleased and very satisfied with the experience. The
RiderCoaches were both friendly and authoritative, and their
feedback was well-delivered and helpful.
I had a blast learning to competently ride a motorcycle with you guys.
Everything was very informative and I learned a lot more than what I
THOUGHT I knew.
Thanks for making the training and getting my
license as simple/fast/safe as possible. I had a great time and hope
to see you guys again in the future!
hank you so much. I learned alot from your
experience. Everybody so nice and friendly. You have a
I am very glad and happy about the experience I gained from the Basic
Rider Course. The course was very well designed between theoretical
and actual riding time. The instructors both out on the field and in
the classroom were very attentive to details and remind the students
of their personal areas of improvement to work on. I actually attend
the class with my sons Chris & Gabe who got me into the world of
I highly recommend all newbies and even
experienced operators to attend the class before hitting the
streets. It may save you pain and aggravation with the tips,
guidance and safety protocols that Bob and his team combined
experience will do for you to accelerate your learning curve .
There are many myths about how to operate a motorcycle safely .
I say go to Streetwise Cycle School and learn from the PROs contact
Bob Johnson and his team of instructors. You will never regret you
make the right decision. It was the best two days training and
learning time well spend.
I loved the school and the instructors. The instructors were great. I
feel like I want come take the course over and over just to have fun
J. Fresh (Dec 2010)
Thanks for a
great weekend of learning to ride! I finished up feeling amazed that
you'd been able to guide me from not even knowing how to get onto a
motorcycle on Saturday to doing emergency braking and u-turns and
obstacles on Sunday afternoon. Your course was great- just a really
positive learning environment. Thanks so much for your time and
energy this weekend, and I'll be sure to let my friends know what a
fantastic job you all do.
Ashley (Nov 2010)
It was great! It was a lot of fun, and the course was
geared towards beginners without putting pressure on getting things
perfect. Concepts were explained clearly, and the instructors were
there to guide us through if things didn't make sense... They did a
very good job in keeping us safe, while making the course a lot of
hands on fun (please thank them)!
G.W. (Oct 2010)
I think that the course is essential for beginners and first time
riders. Not only were the tips and lessons valuable, they will
definitely help me become a safe and more confident rider. After
taking this course, I believe I have the knowledge it takes to go
out on my own. (Of course, not into Boston tomorrow). I think with
time and practice, a first time rider can become a pro, but taking
this course will allow you to become both familiar and smart when it
comes to riding and decision-making.
Continue what you are
doing! It is great what you do.
I can't thank you enough!
Candinho (Oct 2010)
The instructor was great. Very
clear about what was expected and providing immediate feedback for
what we needed to work on as well as quick tips to make riding
easier and more enjoyable. He kept it relaxed and showed his passion
for riding by diving into discussions about each other's bikes,
experiences and individual questions.
Class was very good! Your coaching was great, and
I thought it was very well organized. It was also wonderful to spend
most of the course riding!
Thank you for a great experience.
Norbert (Oct 2010)
It was a great
course ... I really appreciated your knowledge of riding techiques
and for being such a great instructor - explain things clearly, calm
and encouraging at all times, and you have a genuine passion for
teaching and of biking.
Eul-Shik (Oct 2010)
I still need practice but the course taught me all I
needed to get the confidence to go out on my own and practice. Prior
to the course I would not leave the driveway with my bike. It gave
me confidence and knowledge that I previously did not have. I
thought it was a great class. I am glad I did it. I will recommend
the course to anyone learning to ride or even people that already
I can�t think of any
aspect of the course that needs improvement. The entire process from
administration to instruction was professional, personal and
painless at the appropriate time.
Cedric (Sept 2010)
Thanks again for conducting the course this weekend and
for making it such a pleasant experience - it was really great and I
enjoyed being part of the group!
Katrin (Sept 2010)
Although my muscles are sore from using muscles I don't
use every day, and I am completely exhausted, this was the best
class! I enjoyed every minute of it! I've already told many friends
about Streetwise. Thanks for a great experience and teaching me how
to ride a motorcycle from the ground up. All I can think about is
wanting to get back out there and ride.
Audra (Sept 2010)
I enjoyed the class and learned a lot. I will definitely
continue to ride. I thought getting right on the bike the first day
really helped. I did not have time to think about it and get
nervous. Then the classroom info made more sense. Your comfort and
ease on the bike made it easier for a first timer to jump on. Hope
to see you on the road some day.
The instructors were absolutely great. Patient,
encouraging, respectful and full of energy. They had something
positive to say to every rider several times a day, and were never
critical. When wasked asked a question, the instructor always
followed up his answer with something like �Did I answer your
question to your satisfaction?�. Very impressive. I would recommend
this course to anyone without hesitation.
David (Sept 2010)
The instructors were awesome teachers and cool guys to
chat with. They made the class very enjoyable.
Sebastien (Sept 2010)
You have an excellent program and
your coaches are great.
Joanne (Sept 2010)
would highly recommend the course to anyone. I was petrified of
corners, so for me it wasn't about getting the license, (which is
great plus) it was about getting my 750 Shadow out of my garage &
not turning around the hard way when I came to the first corner.
Sadly this is a true story....I have many, many, many friends who
have been riding forever, not one of them told me to look where I
wanted to go. That was the big turning point for me (no pun
intended). Thanks to you guys I am off & running now. It has even
made a difference in the way I drive my car. The course gave me just
the right amount of confidence I needed, I am confident & riding
safely. My 15 year old will be following this path I am sure...he
too will be attending your course, I will be insisting!!.
Mary (Sept 2010)
I want to thank you much
for course. I turn 50 tomorrow and coming to your school was my
friend's birthday gift and way to help me to get over my life long
fear of driving a motorized vehicle of any sort. You were incredibly
patient with me and I really do appreciate it.
Sofia (Aug 2010)
Great class, by the way. The
evening after the second session I went out for a ride on my '76
CB750, and at least two of the things we covered in class basically
saved me. First, coming around a sharp bend on 203 in Dorchester, a
car pulled out of a parking space right in front of me without
looking, with no signal and no warning. Needless to say, the braking
drills we did came right back, and I was able to come to a complete
stop, using both brakes and downshifting in a shorter distance than
I would have before the class.
Then, to make things exciting,
my clutch cable snapped in the middle lane of Tremont Ave. in
Roxbury (a road that cars routinely travel at 50mph on). I
remembered the instructor going over what to do in just that
situation, and was able to kick the bike into 2nd gear, getting it
out of harms way and into the sidestreets. Had I not had that info,
I would have been stranded and stalled in the middle of the road,
which would have been a BAD scene.
Anyhow, well done. I'll
recommend Streetwise to my friends.
Jay (Aug 2010)
just got done with the course, and I thought it was great! I feel a
lot more comfortable on a bike now than before the class. The
instructors were very informative and great with teaching correct
and safe riding practices. As the class went on, and I got more
comfortable, I started to have a lot of fun with the bike
exercises... I will recommend this class to anyone I know who is
starting to ride bikes. Thank you.
Bill (Aug 2010)
I just want to let you guys know that I had the best experience in
learning how to ride.... thanks to your teaching, in which I found
to be top notch. All my fears that I had in the past about riding
motorcycles are GONE...
I hope to keep what you taught me
about safety my number one priority.. I am more confident now then I
ever thought I could be when it came to riding a motorcycle... I
know I still have alot to learn, but now I know that I have
CONFIDENCE to continue to learn. I Highly recommended the school to
all my friends on facebook, and I also informed them that there are
two UNBELIEVABLE instructors that teach the course. I can't thank
you enough. I hope to see you guys in the near future for the
advanced classes.. until then.. take care and RIDE SAFE!!!
Larry (Aug 2010)
The class was a blast on Saturday and
Sunday. It far exceeded my expectation in a number of ways.
Booker (July 2010)
I just wanted to drop a line
thanking you for a great class. I definitely feel I came away with a
lot of useful skills and knowledge. Based on the positive experience
I had in your class I have been recommending your school to my
friends who are interested in getting into motorcycles.
Corey (July 2010)
I thought the the
class was great. I have never been on a bike before or drove
anything with a clutch and after this I feel comfortable enough to
go out and buy a bike now. The instructors were awesome. I will
recommended this class to as many people as I know. I look forward
to taking another class down the rode.
I Had never been on a motorcycle before and
now, due to Streetwise, I have the confidence to ride and enjoy the
benefits of riding. I strongly recommend taking the class with
Streetwise before getting on any motorcycle. Even if you are
experienced, you will be surprised at some of the knwoledge you gain
from this class.
RICK (July 2010)
I could not be
happier with the course. I knew I wanted to ride motorcycles, but
with only a permit and no experience on a bike, I was very hesitant
about actually diving into it. The thought of having to buy a bike
and teach myself was a very scary concept! Through the Streetwise
Cycle School program, range instructors gave me the necessary
training and confidence to trust my own ability to ride safely.
Instructors were extremely knowledgeable and helpful in the
classroom, answering our own personal concerns/questions as well as
affirming everything we learned while riding in the morning.
happy to say that I just purchased my first motorcycle, and after
only two days of riding and learning I was well prepared and
confident enough to test drive a much heavier and quicker bike. You
should all feel great about yourselves for making the roads a safer
place to ride. I will never forget the experience that I got at
Streetwise Cycle School and I thank you all for making me both
confident and cautious and ultimately much safer in a world that
seems to have its fair share of danger.
When I get solid enough
to take my bike on the highway I will definitely come by to visit
and show you all that the fundamentals you instilled in me are still
Thank you all for everything, I could not be happier to
be a part of the motorcycling world now and I owe it all to the
Streetwise Cycle School staff.
Sean (July 2010)
This was a well done, high quality saftey course. Your instructors
are very knowledgable and it�s clear that they enjoy what they do.
They really drove home the key concepts and most of all, safety. I
would recommend your course to anyone who is considering getting
their motorcycle license.
Matt (July 2010)
glad I took your motorcycle course. It was very informative and I
learned a great deal of information that I never would have thought
of being new to riding, I had a great time and made some new
friends, I will definately recommend your class to other people.
Walter (July 2010)
I was very
satisfied with the course and following the course strategies. I
believe I am riding better now thanks especially to the instructor
for his special coaching skills! I am doing so much better now.
After my ride yesterday, I pat myself on the back and I feel very
proud of my accomplishment. Thanks to all of you coaches!!
Keep doing the good work of helping save motocycles riders' lives!
Paul (June 2010)
Thank you and thanks for the support
and patience of your trainers...I am happy to recommend Streetwise
and I am sure that I will be back for more training...thanks again
for helping me to start living my dream.
Alan (June 2010)
The BRC was quite an experience and I
appreciate the patience you showed with all of us.
absolutely satisfied with the course. Both classroom and riding
range sessions helped improve my riding skills. I especially enjoyed
learning some of the finer aspects of clutch control and tighter
cornering strategies. Thank you once again for offering such a
beneficial and enjoyable course.
Both riding coaches provided
useful critiques of my riding skills and style throughout the
course. Their feedback and guidance has undoubtedly made me a better
Elliot (June 2010)
I was very pleased
with the course. I learned about some street strageties that never
even popped into my head. Even something as simple as making a right
turn has some science behind it and i really do feel comfortable
hitting the road after taking this course. Thanks to you and your
staff I'm ready to ride.
Chris (June 2010)
RiderCoach's technique of instruction was not condescending when I
screwed up. He Offered positive reinforcement if I did something
right. Very easy-going way of teaching. Communicated in a way that
someone with no experience like myself could understand.
was a 100% Positive Experience. It was really reassuring ... the
constant communication right from the start - even prior to
enrolling I contacted the school and got someone to answer my
questions, then from enrollement to completion it was very thorough
a simple process. -I will be recommending the School!
Very good experience. I was pleasantly
suprised how much I learned and was able to do.
Thanks for the experience, lessons, and the
knowledge I gained from your program� On Monday, I went out and
bought a new motorcycle the day after I passed your program� Don�t
change a thing� I�ll be sending a couple friends to you, because I
know what is best for them�
Thanks again, you guys are the
Yours Truly, Matt (June 2010)
I had never
ridden on motorcycle before I took the class. Now I know how to ride
and I'm excited about practicing more myself based on the skills
that I learned from the class. GREAT CLASS, GREAT COACHES,
CONVENIENT LOCATION & I LEARNED A LOT. THANKS SO MUCH!!
Alison (June 2010)
I would like to thank the
instructors for the tips, advice, knowledge throughout the entire
course. It has been a great experience. They were very friendly,
lively, even when the sun was on top of our heads most of the time.
Please give my big thanks to the instructors.
Johann (June 2010)
I gained so much confidence by
taking this course I am now a proud rider of a HARLEY ROAD KING.
Skip (June 2010)
I cannot thank you and
the ridercoaches enough. It was one of the most challenging and
rewarding things I've done in years.
I took the course last weekend and
everything was excellent. The instructors were excellent. Their
techniques and methods were professional and thorough. They also
displayed great patience and tact which Im sure must be very
difficult when dealing with novice riders. Safety, communication,
encouragement and preperation were all evident in the classroom and
on the range. All around a great experience for all in attendance.
Im looking for a bike now and will be back next year for a refresher
or even advanced if I log enough miles...Be sure to tell the
instructors "well done and thanks".
Mark (May 2010)
I can�t say enough about the professionalism of the rider coaches. I
am an educator and these guys are naturals. I felt they were in
control the entire time (which helped give me a sense of great
confidence when it came to the safety of myself and other riders),
they were congenial and supportive (which made me very comfortable �
I know I �m a goof but I appreciate the respect they showed me for
the stage I was at) and, most important, they displayed the ability
to clearly communicate the content needed to learn. Please feel free
to use me as a reference anytime.
Thinking back to the first exercise of finding
the friction zone and then power walking the bike, and fast
forwarding to the final test, it's really quite remarkable how much
I have learned in such a short amount of time.
again for a great course. I enjoyed it and learned so much about
riding skills, strategy, and safety - I can't imagine getting my
license without first going through this course.
Bill (May 2010)
The Rider Coaches were
excellent very informative and fun...it was great how they
demonstrated every exercise on the range before we did them.
Tyrell (May 2010)
I had a blast riding this weekend and
I have to tip my hat to the incredible instructors
Overall the course was excellent. The lecture
moved at the right pace. The instructors were friendly, they
listened and got everyone involved.
Seyi (May 2010)
This was a great (and necessary) course for someone like
me w/ no riding experience. I now feel confident to get a bike and
begin on my own. I also learned a lot of riding tips as well as some
mechanical knowledge. Having had no riding experience whatsoever
(unless you count a moped when I was 16) I feel I made a lot of
improvement overall and I know what areas I need to focus on when
practicing on my first bike.
David (May 2010)
Thank you so much for teaching me to ride! It was a really great
experience and I can't wait to get a bike! The instructors were
great and very helpful and patient, it made the learning fun and
exciting even though I was so nervous! I really appreciate it!
Thanks again for all
Charlene (May 2010)
Just wanted to say thanks again for everything. You guys
did a fantastic job with the instruction - from your patience to
your enthusiasm...really well done. I'm so excited to have my
Have a wonderful summer,
Bekah (May 2010)
Had a great time in the class and enjoyed all the
instructors. They were great people who loved what they do. Very
Randy (April 2010)
the weekend overall was terrific and was beyond my expectations. The
coaches were very flexible and adaptable and I learned so much over
Jen (april 2010)
I had a very fun
time learning how to ride the bike. The quality class room portion
of the riding course was very informational because I will take all
the things I've learned in class to prepare for the real world
experience with a concern for safety. I would recommend all the new
riders to get this course with Streetwise Cycle School because the
coaches are very nice and helpful in your learning experience. The
coaches always remind you how to remain safe on a bike and at the
same time enjoy the ride. Thanks for all your help
Went from not even being able to start a
motorcycle to feeling comfortable riding a bike on a side street.
Excellent course and even better instructors
Really enjoyed the class and the instructors were
very knowledgeable and helpful.
Annie (April 2010)
I would like to start off by saying thank you to you and the other
instructors that helped me during this weekend ride. I stepped my
foot into class on Saturday April 3 not knowing how to ride and
stepped out on Sunday April 4 feeling very comfortable riding a
motorcycle... The instructors made me feel very comfortable. They
dedicated time to each and every one of us. They went step by step
teaching us the functions of the motorcycle and the basic skills of
riding. I really enjoyed this course and got more than expected. I
would like for you to tell the other instructors thank you from my
part and that they did a terrific job.
Yeslinette (April 2010)
I really appreciated the course
very much and the instructors were awesome!!
Ben (March 2010)
The course at Streetwise was awesome!!!! I will definately
recommend this class to my friends who just got their permits. The
instructors were veryyyyy helpful and I enjoyed the class. It was a
great experience and I won't ever forget what I learned.
Ellison (March 2010)
This was a great course. I had
never operated a motorcycle prior to the course and today I feel no
hesitation or fear in operating a motorcycle. I feel a high level of
confidence in operating my bike. It was also a fun course!
Michael (March 2010)
This course was excellent. It
focused on providing basic skills to gain confidence and enjoy
riding. The instructors were on point, knowledgeable, and made a
strong effort to separate each rider. I had a great time.
Brandon (March 2010)
The course was great! Next time
hold the rain tho! Thank you very much for the experience and
teaching I loved the course and will recommend anyone who mentions
they want to ride, it was well worth it to prepare for the road and
develop good habits to use while riding!
Michael (March 2010)
This course helped me prepare for it during the rain, even
though i got soaked, it was fun because the instructors provided a
demo before us actually attempting the practice. This helped alot
and when we made a few mistakes, instructors told us in a positive
note on how to fix it rather than yelling at us, which was really
helpful. Instructors encouraged us on the the next attempt to fix
our first mistake, and if we didn't, they still encouraged us in a
positive way. Considering we were the first class of the season, the
instructors said we are the best so far and did not have any
problems with us at all. I am glad that I came here than anywhere
else, my friend recommended me to come here. I am definitely going
to recommend others to come here.
Thanks for everything!!!
Kevin (March 2010)
Fantastic course this weekend. It's
amazing that there were so many smiles despite the TERRIBLE weather
- The instructors were awesome!
Andrea (March 2010)
The Rider Coaches are amazing. I throughly enjoyed the class and had
loads of FUN, while learning how to ride safely. If you only had a
class on how to convince a wife to allow you to buy a bike
Dick (Nov 2009)
AWESOME JOB. We
learned a ton and had a blast. Once I get a bike, I�m definitely
coming back for the advanced riders course.
All the best,
Nat (Nov 2009)
Just finished the course yesterday and I
want to let you know it was not good. If fact, it was BETTER THAN
Truly it was a perfect combination of theory and
practice. I appreciated the opportunity to spend so much time on the
motorcycles - this really drove it all home (no pun intended!).
The instruction was first-rate and the bikes were in great
shape. I would certainly refer friends to you and I look forward to
taking the advanced course next spring.
The class was great, the instructors were
very knowledgeable and I appreciate you accommodating me. I had not
taken a class like this since 1985 in the UK and I was impressed
with the attention to detail and thought provoking instruction.
John (Nov 2009)
I just wanted to write a
quick thank you note. The class was full of great information and
was quite fun. You and your instructors were friendly, helpful and
kept the class mood very loose. Thanks again for everything and your
school has already been highly recomended to my friends and
coworkers. Thanks again for everything...
Justin (Oct 2009)
I just want to say this class was great. I went into it
very nervous, but by the middle of day one the instructors helped me
get past that. The class never felt rushed and neither did I. I
highly recommend anyone who wants to learn to ride, you must take
this class. The instructors were great. They made the class not even
feel like a class. It felt like a bunch of friend hanging out
learning new things together. I've already started telling everyone
at my job about the class. I will never forget about you guys.
Marie (sept 2009)
Hello Bob and Company!
Just wanted to say thanks again for the excellent course! Attached
is a picture of me with my first motorcycle, a Suzuki Boulevard 650.
I love it! I work on SEE and looking where I want the bike to go,
and the biker wave.. which, I don't think you actually taught us :)
I rode it to my family's house 1.5 hours away and had my first night
riding experience. Then, back the next morning on a beautiful cool
sunny day... It has kept the grin on my face.
Jackie (Sept 2009)
Going in I was extremely skeptical
of my riding ability, but after 1 day at the school, I was shocked
at how far I had come along. While I need to slowly learn more and
more about riding on my own, I'd be completely lost if it wasn't for
John (Sept 2009)
It was great to have the riding equipment there, and I was surprised
with how nice it was. Had a great time, felt like I progressed a ton
over the 2 days. I bought a bike the day after finishing the course
(99 Honda Rebel) and can't wait to get out and ride.
Natalie (Sept 2009)
You did a great job
coaching the class, it was a very comfortable and relaxed
environment, I learned a ton, and have found myself using it
already, it just seems to pop into my head while riding, Thank you
again for doing a great job and teaching me a lot.
The course was amazing and I feel like I
gained all the skills, plus more.
Sarah (Sept 2009)
The coaches make an excellent team. They understand each other so
well that it looks like they are doing tango. The parking lot
location was ideal with plenty of space and free from distraction
etc. The small class size gets each and everyone plenty of attention
from the coaches. The fact that it rained this last weekend helped
us learn to ride in wet conditions, and connect all the stuff we
discussed in the class about riding in slippery conditions. The tone
of the class was perfect - warm and friendly in all the classroom
and riding sessions, while being firm and unbiased during the final
eval tests - just like the RMV. Will definitely recommend to all of
Anil (Sept 2009)
First off, thank
you for the job you did with my daughter. She has a healthy blend of
confidence along with the understanding that she has the basic
skills she needs to develop to become a good rider. If she didn't
tell you, her goal was to ride to the first day of school, (all girl
private high school, plaid skirts and white polos). She did, though
rumor has it a few of the nuns have not yet adjusted to the fact.
Rick (Sept 2009)
giving me an enjoyable weekend while learning something very new. I
mean to have twelve people riding independently within 2 hours of
the course strarting is preety cool. I still need to practice in all
areas, but gained an awful lot of knowledge during the course.I will
definitely tell people about your course.
F. (Sept 2009)
My best accomplishment yet ... I've been
wearing your shirt after making some more modern lady cuts into it
... No one can believe a white head lady like myself did it.
Judi (Sept 2009)
I would like to personally thank you
for the awesome experience I had while taking the course at
Streetwise. Your instructors did everything to encourage and help me
throughout the whole weekend. I feel I learned alot to start riding,
and look forward to the outlet that a motorcycle can provide. Again,
I thank you for a great time and learning experience. Thumbs up to
Steetwise Cycle School!
Jim (August 2009)
I just wanted to thank you for facilitating such a
wonderful learning opportunity for both new and old cyclists alike.
Once again thank you for your commitment and dedication.
Gregory (Aug 2009)
The course was great,
it was informative and a lot of fun. The instructor was wonderful,
he was acting like a father or a friend and not like a drill
officer. He had a good sense of humor and took time to explain
everything and work with each and every student when needed.
Raphael (Aug 2009)
Both of the teachers were
informative and encouraging. The material was neither too easy nor
too hard, and moved at the right pace to keep everyone engaged. I
couldn't drive before the course at all, and now I ride my
motorcycle every single day - and love it!
For less than $300
you guys taught me how to safely ride a motorcycle, and instilled in
me a life-long hobby. The way I look at it, my life is worth more
It is hard to keep the class going at the right
speed for everyone - where some people are naturally better at it
than others - but I thought the coaches did a good job of
encouraging and challenging the people who were not as good, all the
while keeping it fun for the rest of us. They never made me feel
stupid, even when I asked stupid questions. They challenged me but
were respectful if I couldn't do something right the first time. I
thought this class was great. I will be taking the advanced riders
class next summer. You have a loyal customer who will tell his
friends to take your class as well.
It was run smooth and efficiently, excellent
Napolitano (Aug 2009)
you to know that I thought you did a great job with the class. I
really enjoyed it. I also just got my first bike! A Yamaha FZ6.
Hope to see you on the road!
This school is wonderful.
Justin (Aug 2009)
The class this weekend was great! I
learned a lot and had fun! Both of you were great with the students
and your teaching styles complimented each other. I will definitely
recommend you guys in the future.
Just wanted to tell you that the class this
weekend was terrific. I liked having two coaches with such different
styles. I'd never ridden a motorcycle before, and by the end of the
class I didn't want to stop riding.
Sararu (July 2009)
The instructors were magnificent teachers! I had no
trouble learning from them, and they have great personalities as
well as incite on how to ride a motorcycle. I would definitely
return and see them for a refresher course. They were great!
Justin (July 2009)
Thanks. By the way,
the instructors were terrific. They each have different styles, but
they're both very effective. They were very well prepared, very
clear about expectations and explanations for what we had to do, and
good both at correcting what needed correcting, and praise when I
got it right. I've recommended your school to a friend of mine, and
would give a testimonial if you'd like.
Rob (July 2009)
The school was totally useful, many things I didn't know
would have prevented me from obtaining a license on my own. It was
fun and there was a good vibe. The instructors made a great team and
one wonders where they get their considerable energy.
Richard (July 2009)
Thanks for such a great class. You
really do a nice job with everything. Beth and I had a great time
and we have no complaints about anything. I'm sure we will see you
again in the future for the advanced class.
I felt that you are an excellent instructor who
both knows and enjoys your work very much. You seem to have a great
gift of communication and empathy with the students. I have been
riding motorcycles since 1965 and scooters since 2001, and in the
first 1/2 hour of the class I got valuable info on techniques I had
been doing incorrectly all along.
I wanted to thank all you guys for a wonderful
experience this past weekend. I had a great time at the Basic Rider
Course and learned a tremendous amount. I am no doubt a safer and
better rider as a result of taking your class and I know it will add
to my enjoyment riding in the future. You have a great school and
staff over there!
Jason (July 2009)
for all the great tips and maneuvers. It was a great class. I will
be sending a few people to your class.
The course was run very well and I had a great
time learning how to ride and be safe on the roads. I enjoyed the
course so much that I told some friends who are interested in
getting their motorcycle licenses about Streetwise Cycle School and
my personal experience. I got everything I expected out of the
course and it was the most fun I've had so far this summer.
Jason (July 2009)
I would love to say a whole lot about
the program, along with the Instructors but there is too much to
say. One word I would best describe my first time experience & not
being pressured, "fantastic"... If I could do it anyone else could
complete this program in two. I would recommend my Family, friends &
others about the Motorcycle Rider Education Program any day.
Zezito (July 2009)
I wanted to let you know how
much I enjoyed the experience this weekend. Our instructors were
great; they provided the right balance of advice and freedom. I
learned a lot and would certainly recommend the program to anyone
thinking of purchasing a motorcycle.
Michael (July 2009)
I very much enjoyed the course and have been riding since,
I gained a lot of confidence that weekend
Brendan (July 2009)
Great experience. I am glad I didn't ask one of my buddies
to teach me how to ride instead.
Ed (July 2009)
I really enjoyed my experience taking the class this past weekend.
All of the instructors were very informative and friendly. They were
instructive and encouraging to everyone in my group. I had purchased
a bike prior to taking the class and really did not feel that
comfortable riding it prior to this past weekend. Although I know I
have a long way to go, taking this course was extremely helpful. In
my opinion, everybody issued a learners permit to ride a bike should
be required to take this class I have already recommended your
course to several friends. I look forward to taking a ride with the
guys from the school.
Mark (July 2009)
Excellent job! I went from having never sat behind the
wheel of a bike to being able to comfortably and safely turn, shift,
and maneuver. Thank you so much - I will definitely recommend
Streetwise Cycle School to everyone I know! Well done!
Denise (July 2009)
All of the instructors were very
friendly, patient, and passionate about teaching. The way everything
was handled in regards to myself was very fair. I hope to have my
own bike by next season to come back and take the advance course.
Joel (July 2009)
Great course. I
enjoyed it. As I said, the instructor was exceptionally
knowledgeable. and I was impressed by his enthusiasm, particularly
considering the demanding routine, concentration, and long hours in
the sun. I'm going to drop the eval to the hq in california today,
and you can be assured it is full of compliments. and I'll def be
recommending Streetwise to my friends. Finally, compliments to you
for running such an efficient business.
Thanks for the
Karim (July 2009)
I just wanted to write
you and tell you how much I enjoyed the Motorcycle Safety Course
that I took this weekend. The instructors were wonderful; they
create this great yin-and-yang partnership that helps cover all the
bases, while still being light hearted. They were fun to work with,
talented riders and teachers, and took the time to explain to me
what I did right and what I need to improve on. I would
whole-heartedly recommend your school to any friend that was looking
to learn how to ride, and once I get a few more miles under my belt
I plan on taking the advanced rider class and would be happy to have
the same instructors again. Job well done on finding these two
Thanks again, and we'll be in touch again,
I just wanted to express my thanks and that
myself and my father found the class to very enjoyable and that the
insrtuctors were very helpful.
Sebastian (July 2009)
Personally, I loved the course. The bikes we learned on,
the helmets, the instructors, etc were all above and beyond my
expectations. I just received my license in the mail today and
couldn't be happier. Your course has definitely hooked me on riding.
Benjamin (July 2009)
instructors were great, they explained everything and showed
diagrams of each segment we were about to do. They demonstrated each
segment to show the class what was to be done. They explained things
when they were done wrong. I was very pleased with the class, as I
had only rode a bike 1 time before I took the class and that was the
month before the class.
William (June 2009)
just want to thank you and your staff for the professional way of
training. I really enjoyed it, and I received already my license.
Your colleagues were really professionals, I learned a lot. Also the
team was nice, and it was really fun to attend the course.
Antal (June 2009)
The course was
great. I never thought I would feel so confident and relaxed on a
Jim (June 2009)
Thank you for a great learning experience this past weekend! The
program is great, the instructors are awesome and I will recommend it
to all my friends.
Brian [June 2009]
Thank you very much for the course, the extra practice guide and
photo! What a fun, tiring weekend! You, Paul and Kara did an
excellent job and I'll recommend you to anyone interested.
Jackie [June 2009]
I loved the course you gave. I am truly a better rider, more confident
then ever. I keep telling people about the class and to get their
butts there and take it! .. email me some info so I can give it to my
friends who are new riders. thanks
Dawn [June 2009]
It was a well organized and thought out course and I learned tons.
Walked away with a greater level of riding confidence...I should have
added that the price was very reasonable and well worth the money.
Again much thanks.
Gay [June 2009]
I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you how much fun and
informative the class was this weekend. Paul and Ken were awesome
instructors and worked together really well. I will strongly encourage
all who ask me about riding to look you guys up.
Dan [June 2009]
I really enjoyed the class, the instructors were fantastic and I feel
a lot more confident going out on the road now. I'll be sure to
recommend it to anyone I can.
Ben [June 2009]
I�d like to personally thank you for a fantastic educational and
enjoyable BRC session this weekend. I look forward to doing the
advanced course next spring.
Wade [June 2009]
You guys are the best. So glad I went to Streetwise instead of one of
the other motorcycle schools. Bob Johnson and the rest of the coach
riders are all right.
Tyler [May 2009]
Just wanted to say thank you for running such a great course. I
thoroughly enjoyed myself and look forward to improving my skills!
Your course gives students the tools and confidence to make
motorcycling as safe as possible. I will be sure to put the word out.
Greg [May 2009]
Thank you a million times for the details on obtaining my license. You
guys are great. I had a blast!
Josh [May 2009]
Thanks Bob, I had a great time learning to ride this past weekend, and
have referred you to a couple of my friends.
Will [May 2009]
Dear Bob, Paul and Ken,
Your excellent school is living proof that you can in fact teach an
old dog new tricks. I have been riding for over 40 years but actually
learned a few new things while taking your Streetwise course. Perhaps
something I learned will actually save my life or the life of another
rider someday, who knows. I appreciate the length you've all gone to
in order to learn your craft and the heretofore unknown facts and
techniques you teach so skillfully. I salute you all!
David [May 2009]
Thank you Bob! And thank you to Ken and Paul, they were really solid
and very supportive in their coaching. Your Basic Rider Course and
instructors are well worth the time and investment to learn from. I
appreciate all the professionalism and wisdoms!
Brent [May 2009]
Thank you so much guys. You are awesome teachers. I never
thought I would be on a bike and confident so fast. Actually, on
the Sunday that we graduated, I rode my bike from Watertown to Quincy
and felt confident being on the highway and I have actually been
riding to work daily taking it easy and learning at the same time.
Evenings I have been riding at a large open space and trying to
simulate everything we learned in class. I referred my co-worker who
will be coming for the scooter training & will keep spreading the good
word for your awesome rider coaches.
Thanks and cheers!
Dave [May 2009]
I have been riding for 10 years and want to tell you that I learned a
lot from your course. Please thank Ken and Bud for everything,
also. I hope I see you guys soon on my bike.
George [May 2009]
I am writing to express my satisfaction with your program. I had a
great time and I learned more things than I have ever expected,
considering the fact that I rode a motorcycle for the first time in my
life. Thumbs up for the RiderCoaches, very knowledgeable, fair and
I will definitely recommend this course to my friends. As a matter of
fact, one of them has already enrolled for this upcoming week-end.
Congratulations on your company's outstanding professionalism.
Diana [May 2009]